While the in-text citations in your assignment include just a few basic details (author, date, page/para.), the reference list provides much more information so your tutors/readers can locate the sources you have used. Reference list entries might include the full title and publication details of printed works, the names of editors (where applicable), a URL or DOI for electronic resources, and other information.
Formatting the reference list
These guidelines will help you properly format your reference list in APA style:
A short sample reference list showing the correct title placement, alphabetisation, hanging indent, and double-spaced format:
Formatting your reference list in Microsoft Word
Having entered and alphabetised your reference list entries in your document, highlight them all and click the little arrow in the paragraph section of the top ribbon to display the paragraph formatting dialog.
In the indentation section, select 'hanging'. Under spacing, set the line spacing on 'double'.
Click OK to save the settings. Your reference list should now have hanging indents and double line spacing!