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APA Style Guide, 7th Edition: Formatting Your References

The most current edition of APA style guide

Formatting hanging indents

Formatting hanging indents using MS Word on a PC

Sample Reference List

The reference list is the last page of your paper. References begin on a separate page from the last page of your writing. Put the word References in boldfaced type at the top center of the page. Your reference list is alphabetized according to the first word of each end reference. The reference list is double spaced and formatted using a hanging indent. To put in a hanging indent, type your references normally. When finished, highlight the reference list and click on the arrow in the corner of the paragraph tab in Word. Under Indentation, select Hanging from the drop-down menu for Special. To see a video of this process, click here for PC instructionsclick here for Mac instructions, and click here for Google Doc instructions.

Example Reference Page