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Citations & Avoiding Plagiarism

How to cite sources using MLA, APA or Chicago. Also has resources for understanding and avoiding plagiarism.
APA 7th: Where to find the citation formulas?
Formatting the References Page 

Creating an APA7th ed. Style Reference Guide (PDF from APA Style)

Sources cited in your paper must appear on a reference list. This page should meet the following guidelines:


  • A reference list appears as a separate page at the end of your paper.

  • Title the page "References" and center the title at the top of the page.

  • Each source cited in your paper should be represented in your reference list.

  • Double space the entries. Do not add extra spaces between entries.


  • Write out the last name and initials for each author of a given work up to 20 authors. 


  • Use sentence capitalization. This means capitalize the first word and any proper nouns.

ex. How to succeed in business without really trying: Broadway and beyond


  • Italicize publication titles, but not article titles.


  • A reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the first authors' last name.

  • Entries without authors should be arranged alphabetically by title within the reference list.


  • ‚ÄčHanging Indent: The first line of a citation is flush on the left margin and each subsequent line indented one-half inch (one tab)


a sample references page in APA 7th style

from Morling College