Thesis/Dissertation Formatting

References

  • 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:

The image below uses APA formatting.

example of references page 1 of 2 example of references page 2 of 2

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