- Always start your references on a new page. Use the page break function to insert a blank page; do not use the Enter key multiple times.
- Type References on the first line. Be sure to label this title as a page title heading to format it properly; see Content/Chapters for more information about headings. Master of Arts in English will also use this page title even though that is not MLA standard.
- Start listing your references on the next line.
- References use a hanging indent, which means the beginning of a reference starts all the way at the left and additional lines of that same reference are indented 0.5". See Microsoft Word's instructions to format a hanging indent; do not use the Enter key and space bar.
Follow the APA guidelines for in-text citations and your references page EXCEPT Master of Arts in English, which uses MLA for citations. Here are some resources to help you:
- APA website on in-text citations
- APA website on references page
- MLA website on in-text citations for Master of Arts in English ONLY
- MLA website on references page for Master of Arts in English ONLY
- LaTeX users: follow APA guidelines when you type your references
The image below uses APA formatting.