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APA Referencing (APA 6th edition): Reference List Example

Referencing help and examples for using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style.

Example of a Reference List

 Reference List

10 years of Dolce & Gabbana. (1996). Milan : Leonardo Arte

Abbey. (2008, December 19). Herald Sun, p. 25.

Aero grass.(n.d. ). [photograph] Neo Smart Image Gallery. Retrieved from

Allwood, J. M., Laursen, S. E., Malvido de Rodriguez, C. & Bocken, N. (2006). Well dressed?: the present and future sustainability of clothing and textiles in the United Kingdom [PDF]. Retrieved January 29 , 2009 from

Barnes, C. (2013). MOOC's : the challenges for Academic Librarians. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 44(3) : pp. 163-175. Retrieved  from DOI 10.1080/00048623.2013.821048

Bulliet, R. W., Crossley, P. K., Headrick, D. R., Hirsch, S. W., Johnson, L. L., & Northrup, D. (2011). The earth and its peoples: A global history (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth.

Chin, R. (2006). History of typography: history of digital font [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved January 29, 2009, from,7,Typography and Print: CreatingType

Clark, H. (2005). Second hand fashion in Hong Kong. In A. Palmer & H. Clark (Eds.), Old clothes, new looks: second hand fashion (pp.309-330). Oxford : Berg Publishers.

Coch, C. (2008). Longquan celadon: a revival. Ceramics Monthly, (November): pp. 42-45.

Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. (2009). Resale royalty rights. Retrieved January 29, 2009, from

Editorial Design. (2010). Design Week, March, pp. 65-68. Retrieved from EBSCOhost - Vocational Studies Complete.

Edwards, B. (2006). We are fatally influenced by goods bought on Bond Street: London, shopping, and the fashionable geographies of 1930s Vogue. Fashion Theory, 10(1/2): pp. 73-96. Retrieved from EBSCOhost - Academic Search Premier

Evans, J. R., & Lindsay, W. M. (2011). Managing for quality and performance excellence (8th ed.). Mason, Ohio: South-Western/Cengage Learning.

Glass, P. (2008). Songs and poems for solo cello Song I [Performed by W. Sutter] On Songs and poems for solo cello [CD]. New York: Orange Mountain Music.

Jenss, H. (2005). Sixties dress only!. In A. Palmer & H. Clark (Eds.), Old clothes, new looks: second hand fashion (pp.191-199) Oxford: Berg Publishers.

Jones, P. (Ed.).(2002). Introduction to hospitality operations: an indispensable guide to the industry (2nd ed.). London: Continium.

Kotler, P., Bowens, J. T. , & Makens, J. C. (2010). Marketing for hospitality and tourism (5th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

Leenders, M., Johnson, P., Flynn, A., & Fearon, H. (2006). Purchasing and supply management: with 50 supply chain cases (13th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Linthicum, D. (2010). Cloud computing and SOA convergence in your enterprise: a step by step guide. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Addison Wesley. Retrieved from Safari Books Online.

Lubas, R., Jackson, A. & Schneider, I. (2013). The Metadata Manual : A practical workbook. Oxford: Chandos. Retrieved from EBook Library.

Money, L. (2008, December 19). A stitch in time. The Age, p. 24.

Nicholson, W. (Writer), & Attenborough, R. (Director).(1998 ).Shadowlands [DVD]. New York: HBO Home Video.

Pressley, L. (2010). Wikis for Libraries. London: Facet.

Professional Email etiquette. (2010). [DVD]. Mill Valley, California: Kantola Productions.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (2006), Policy statement on removal of animals at risk . Brisbane: RSPCA.

Ted Lapidus. (2008, December 31). The Times, p. 52, Retrieved from EBSCOhost - Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre.

Textor: staying ahead. (2009). Australasian Textiles & Fashion, 29(1) : pp. 32-34.

The Wedgwood Museum.(n.d.). About us. Retrieved January 29, 2009, from

Turner, J. (1844) Rain, steam, and speed - The Great Western Railway [image]. Retrieved from

Vuk, J. (2009, December 19). Brodie's death a warning to small business. The Age. Retrieved from

You, S., Cheng, S. & Yan, H. (2009). The impact of textile industry on China's environment. International Journal of Fashion Design,Technology and Education, 2(1) : pp. 33-43. Retrieved from EBSCOhost - Textile Technology Complete.


Points to note:

  • Generally only a single place of publication is required in the reference list/bibliography for each item
  • All lines after the first line in each individual reference should be indented by 1.25cm.
  • You may want to clarify less common places of publication  by adding the state, county or country name at the end e.g. Woodbridge, Suffolk  or Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Check with your teacher if this is acceptable
  • If you do add names for clarification, make sure you do this consistently throughout your list.
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