Your reference page will be the last page of your report. It should be its own page (don’t combine it with the end of your essay).
Step 1: Collect your sources. Remember they must be legitimate.
Step 2: Entitle a separate document, “References.” Make sure the title is centered, like this:
Step 3: Write your sources in APA format. Go to:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ for assistance.
The way you write your source will vary depending on whether it is a book, article, website personal interview, or movie:
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Date of Publication). Title of article. Retrieved from http://www.thewebsiteURL.com
Swain, M. (Oct. 15, 2007). The output hypothesis: Its history and its future. Retrieved from
* Note that the second line is always indented!
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book in italics. City of Publication, State of Publication: Name
of Publishing Company.
Brown, H. D. (2007). Principles of language learning and teaching (5th ed.). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Date of Publication). Title of the article name in regular font. Title of the article’s
publication in italics, Publication Issue Number, Page Numbers.
Mackey, A., Gass, S., & McDonough, K. (2000). How do learners perceive implicit negative feedback? Studies in Second
Language Acquisition, 19, 471-497.
Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Motion picture].
Country of origin: Studio or distributor.
Smith, J. D. (Producer), & Smithee, A. F. (Director). (2001). Really big disaster movie [Motion picture]. United States:
The document attached is an example of a reference page.