Citation Guide

Creating an APA (6th ed.) References Page at the End of the Paper

This is a separate page at the end of your paper.

  • Each citation in the text must be listed on the References page; each listing on the References page must appear in the text.
  • The title of the page should be centered and labeled References.
  • List the citations alphabetically by author. If no author is listed, start with the title of the article, book or web resource.
  • All text is double-spaced, just like the rest of the paper.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inch to create a hanging indent.

    • To do this, highlight the citation and type CTRL-T.  

    • OR Go to the Paragraph ribbon in Word. Click the arrow in the bottom right hand corner. This opens a box: under “special”, click on “hanging”.  

Paragraph ribbon   Hanging Indent

Sample APA (6th ed.) References Page


Goodwin, G., & Sachs, G. (2010). Fast facts: Bipolar disorder. Abingdon, Oxford: Health Press.  Retrieved from

Nguyen, T. T., Gildengorin, G., Truong, A., & Mcphee, S. J. (2007). Factors influencing physicians' screening behavior for liver cancer

among high-risk patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(4), 523-6. doi:

Reich, D. B., Zanarini, M. C., & Fitzmaurice, G. (2012). Affective lability in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. 

Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53(3), 230-7. Retrieved from

Rivera, A. (2011). Success stories: Alex. In 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Retrieved from Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention Web site:

Ryman, R. (2014, February 6). Bay Link Manufacturing makes learning real for Green Bay students. Green Bay Press Gazette, p. 2.

Retrieved from

Scott, C. L.  (2014). Historical perspectives for studying workforce diversity. In M. Y. Byrd (Ed.), Diversity in the workforce:

Current issues and emerging trends (pp. 3-33).  New York, NY: Routledge.. 

Thaler, R. H. (2008). Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happinessNew Haven, CT: Yale University Press.