The APA source list, called the Reference List, always appears on the last page of the document. Every source cited in the document needs to be listed in the Reference List, and every source listed in the Reference List needs to be cited in the document. The one exception is the Personal Interview citation. Personal interviews are not listed in the Reference List because the reader does not have access to the personal interview. Personal interviews are cited in the document only. Keep in mind that there are several different kinds of sources, and each type of source is formatted differently, according to APA standards. Different types of sources include: books, journals, websites, periodicals, and reports. The list below outlines some basic formatting criteria common in most types of sources.
Janie Sullivan, MBA, MAEd, has been teaching adult learners for over 20 years. She has taught online over 15 years, specializing in writing, communications, and small business applications. Janie directs the Center for Writing Excellence where she offers writing, editing, and formatting services for writers. She has been published in several newspapers and magazines as well as multiple online sites. She teaches communication, business strategy, leadership, and management courses. Janie has published a book "Develop and Deliver an Online Class." This is the third book she has written about writing and teaching online. She also has published a novel and an anthology of short stories.