The Reference List
The Reference list is also known as a Works Cited page. It is also called the Bibliography.
It's essentially the list of all the sources you used in your research paper.
A bibliographic citation in APA includes the following components.
Sample Citations from the APA web site (credit: APA web site)
Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological
Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.
Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski
Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain
specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000120-016
Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects:
Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.
Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York
Harlan, C. (2013, April 2). North Korea vows to restart shuttered nuclear reactor that can make bomb-grade plutonium. The
Washington Post, A1, A4.
Stobbe, M. (2020, January 8). Cancer death rate in U.S. sees largest one-year drop ever. Chicago Tribune.
Lyons, D. (2009, June 15). Don't ‘iTune’ us: It’s geeks versus writers. Guess who’s winning. Newsweek, 153(24), 27.
Schaefer, N. K., & Shapiro, B. (2019, September 6). New middle chapter in the story of human
evolution. Science, 365(6457), 981-982. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay3550
Schulman, M. (2019, September 9). Superfans: A love story. The New
Academic journal articles
Butler, J. (2017). Where access meets multimodality: The case of ASL music videos. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric,
Technology, and Pedagogy, 21(1). http://technorhetoric.net/21.1/topoi/butler/index.html
Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks
that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207
Woodyatt, A. (2019, September 10). Daytime naps once or twice a week may be linked to a healthy heart, researchers
say. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/health/nap-heart-health-wellness-intl-scli/index.html
Giovanetti, F. (2019, November 16). Why we are so obsessed with personality types. Medium. https://medium.com/the
Whole Web site
Do not create references or in-text citations for whole web sites.
To mention a web site in general, please provide the name of the web site in the text and include the URL in parentheses.
For example, you might mention that you used a website to create a survey.
We created our survey using Qualtrics (https://www.qualtrics.com).
Credit: APA style web site