Tips for Reference Lists

  • Alphabetize
  • Record only the resources you have cited in the body of your paper

Note the Following

  • First names are initials only
  • Titles of articles are not italicized nor capitalized; titles of journals are capitalized
  • All 2nd & subsequent lines are indented
  • doi = data base catalogue number
  • If no doi provide URL of the journal home page
  • All entries are double spaced
  • If two or more publisher locations are listed use the location listed first.

More Tips

  • Write the reference entry in the following order: author, year, title of article, title of journal, volume & edition numbers, pages of the article.
  • If there is no author use the title of the article followed by the date, etc.
  • When referencing an edited book such as a dictionary, place the editor(s) name(s) in the author position & follow with the abbreviation (Ed.), date, title, number of the edition (6th ed.) volume number, city & publisher.

Sample Entry


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