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Research Methods (9th edition)


Creating the Reference List

The purpose of a reference list is to provide the detailed information that the reader will need to locate each of the sources cited in your article. APA Style provides a concise way to reference the location of virtually every type of material you might consider citing. Articles, books, and chapters in books are cited most frequently, but you can also cite newspaper articles, films, TV programs, and Internet sites.

Listed below are several broad categories of materials that can be referenced in a research paper. A click on the category name will open a page with specific APA Style Reference List requirements for those sources.

Categories of Reference Sources