APA Sample Reference List and Bibliography

Please note that these pages are based on the 6th edition of the APA style. A 7th edition has since been produced.  Details of this 7th edition can be found on the APA web pages:

 A reference list is the detailed list of references that are cited in your work. Therefore, it includes the full bibliographical information on sources, so that the reader can identify and then locate the source. A bibliography is a detailed list of references but also includes background readings or other material that you may have read but not actually cited. Different courses may require just a reference list, just a bibliography, or even both. It is better to check with your tutor first. Both the reference list and the bibliography are located at the end of the work. When using the APA style of referencing, both the bibliography and the reference list are arranged in alphabetical order by the author's surname, or title (for when there is no author). 

Sample Reference List

Banerjee, A., & Watson, T.F. (2011). Pickard's manual of operative dentistry (9th ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Barclays Bank plc. (n.d.). Mortgages (leaflet obtained in York branch), 2015).

European Commission. (2007). Making globalisation profitable. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. 

Guy, J. (2001) The view across the river: Harriette Colenso and the Zulu struggle against imperialism. Charlottesville, Virginia: University Press of Virginia. 

Smith, D. (2012, December 17). Fax to Steven Jones. 

Sample Bibliography

A conversation with Mark Zuckerberg (phonecast). (2007). Retrieved from http://www.phonecasting.com/Channel/View/Channel.aspx

'Jayne Seaman' (1966). Certified copy of birth certificate for Jayne Seaman, 20 December 1966 (application number 5001977/D). Pontefract Register Office, UK. 

Peart, N. (1976). A passage to Bangkok [Recorded by Rush]. On 2112[vinyl]. Toronto: Toronto Sound Studios.

Various artists. (2015). Now that's what I call music 91 [CD-ROM]. London: EMI Group Limited. 



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