A Reference page should include all of the sources that are cited in the text of the paper. APA style reference pages are not that different from the MLA Works Cited pages that most people become familiar with in high school. Here’s a list of all of the basic requirements of writing a good page to make everything easier:
1. The reference page is the last page of the paper.
2. The tile of the page, “References”, should be centered. It should not be bolded, italicized, or underlined.
3. The entire page should be double-spaced, just like the rest of the paper.
4. Any source that is longer than one line should have the second line indented.
5. Alphabetize all of the sources, and make sure that the author’s last name is first for all sources.
6. If there are two sources from the same author, list them chronologically.
7. When citing an article, only the first letter of the title should be capitalized and the title shouldn’t be italicized, in quotations, or underlined.
8. Long works like books and journals should have their titles italicized.
Most of the differences between APA and MLA style References pages and Works Cited are minor, which is why checking over a Reference page before turning it in is so important. Be thorough, because you’re professor will notice, for better or worse! And if you ever need a helping hand with a Reference page or Works Cited page, feel free to ask a VAWLT tutor.