Each reference has a standard format that contains at least four pieces of information:
In APA @ Conestoga, each piece is separated by punctuation.
Depending on the type of source, more information may be required.
Your references page must
Entries in a reference list are always listed alphabetically. The table below outlines how to order entries in instances where alphabetizing may be unclear.
Ordering Tricky Reference Entries
|Different Authors, Same Last Name, Different First Initial||Order the entries alphabetically using the first initial.||Miller, J.
|Different Authors, Same Last Name, Same First Initial||Include the first name of the author in the reference with the full name of the author in square brackets after the initial.||Smith, P. [Paul]. (2016).
Smith, P. [Pierre]. (2015).
|Same Author, Same Year, Two Different Sources||Order the entries alphabetically by title and add a lowercase letter beside the year.||Jones, J. R. (2001a). Contrastive Analysis Implications.
Jones, J. R. (2001b). Deciphering the English Language.