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Contents

Introduction

Why Create One?

Where Does it Go?

Which Sources are Included?

MLA Style Example

APA Style Example

Avoiding Problems

 

How to Create a Works Cited or References List

What Does an APA Style References List Look Like?

APA style research documents include a references list titled "References," which is placed at the end of the document on a separate page. The references list contains publication information for all the sources that were cited within the document, with the exception of personal communication. Personal communication refers to sources such as correspondence, email messages and interviews, and these sources are only cited within the text of the document, not on the References page. Below, you can see examples from student writer Aaron Batty's APA style references list (created for his Web site, "One China ..."?). Aaron's References List does not include every type of publication that you might need to document in your paper. For more information on citing other types of books, conference proceedings, and dissertations, see your textbook or visit Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online.


References

Borthwick, M. (1998). Pacific century: The emergence of modern Pacific Asia (2nd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

China and Taiwan at odds on talks. (2000, March 20). Reuters. Retrieved March 20, 2000, from http://www.nytimes.com/yr/mo/day/late/20cnd-taiwan.html

Democratic Progressive Party. (1999). White paper on China policy for the 21st century. Taiwan Documents Project. Retrieved June 4, 2000, from http://newtaiwan.virtualave.net/dpp01.htm

Eckert, P. (2000, April 8). China lashes out at new Taiwan government. Reuters. Retrieved April 8, 2000, from http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000408/ wl/china_taiwan_3.html

Eckholm, E. (2000, March 11). China, citing tensions, asks U.S. to end Taiwan arms sales. The New York Times, p. A4.

Eckholm, E., & Myers, S. L.. (2000, March 1). Taiwan asks U.S. to let it obtain top-flight arms. The New York Times on the Web. Retrieved March 12, 2000, from http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/asia/030100china-us-taiwan.html

Fang, L. (1990). The Chinese amnesia (P. Link, Trans.). In M. Borthwick (Ed.), Pacific century: The emergence of modern Pacific Asia (2nd ed.), (pp. 415-416). Boulder, CO: Westview Press

H.R. 166, 106th Cong., 1st Sess. (1999). Taiwan Documents Project. Retrieved March 13, 2000, from http://newtaiwan.virtualave.net/hconres166.htm

Joint communiqué on arms sales to Taiwan. (1982). Taiwan Documents Project. Retrieved March 13, 2000, from http://newtaiwan.virtualave.net/ communique03.htm

Montagnon, P., & Dickie, M. (1999, March 1). Lee Teng-hui: The unrepentant leader. Financial Times. Retrieved April 4, 2000, from http:// www.oop.gov.tw/ft/vtopic-2.html

Mutual defense treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China. (1954). Taiwan Documents Project. Retrieved March 13, 2000, from http://newtaiwan.virtualave.net/mutual01.htm

Olivier, B. V. (1996, September 29). Ancient Asian history. Lecture presented at Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

People's Republic of China, Taiwan Affairs Office. (2000). The one-China principle and the Taiwan issue. Taiwan Documents Project. Retrieved March 12, 2000, from http://newtaiwan.virtualave.net/white.htm

Treaty of Shimonoseki. (1895). Taiwan Documents Project. Retrieved March 15, 2000, from http://newtaiwan.virtualave.net/shimonoseki01.htm

United Nations. (1999). Official proposal for the U.N. General Assembly to study R.O.C. participation in the United Nations. Taiwan Documents Project. Retrieved March 13, 2000, from http://newtaiwan.virtualave.net/ un1999.htm

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. (1999). Taiwan. CIA World Factbook 1999. Retrieved March 13, 2000, from http://www.odci.gov

 
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