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Referencing and Assignment Writing guide: Reference list example

Reference list example



The following is an example of a reference list.

The reference list should start on a new page with the heading References in bold and centered. The references should be arranged alphabetically by author, double-spaced, and with a hanging indent.



American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

Attorney-General for Australia & Minister for Industrial Relations. (2019, December 5). Court reforms to deliver better outcomes for families [Media release].  Attorney-General's Department.

Bergen, P. (Presenter & Writer), & O'Sullivan, M. (Director). (2010, January 28). Little gem that needs protecting [Radio broadcast]. In E. Farley (Executive Producer), ABC Rural. ABC.

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger & F.I.M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory and consciousness (pp. 309-330). Erlbaum.

Centre for Community Child Health. (2018). Place-based collective impact: An Australian response to childhood vulnerability (Policy Brief No. 30). Murdoch Children’s Research Institute/The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation & Australian Bureau of Meteorology. (2015).  Climate change in Australia: Information for Australia’s Natural Resource Management Regions: Technical Report TechnicalReport_WEB.pdf

Copeland, L. (2019, January 26). The anti-social network: By helping other people look happy, Facebook is making us sad. Slate.

Gredley, R. (2020, January 31). More middle-aged Australians on Newstart. The Mercury.

Hargreaves, D. J., & North, A. C. (Eds.). (1997). The social psychology of music. Oxford University Press.

 Hollick, A. (Producer). (2019, June 13). Duvet days [Audio Podcast].

Howard, R. (Director). (2001). A beautiful mind [Film]. Universal Studios.

Jarrett, K. (Composer & Piano) . (1972). In front (track 1). On Facing you [CD]. ECM.

Kyrios, M., Ahern, C., Fassnacht, D. B., Nedeljkovic, M., Moulding, R., & Meyer, D. (2018). Therapist-assisted Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy versus progressive relaxation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20, https://doi:10.2196/jmir.9566

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., & Namy, L. L. (2018). Psychology: From inquiry to understanding. Pearson.

Longe, J. L. (Ed.). (2016). The Gale encyclopedia of psychology (3rd ed.). Gale, Cengage Learning

Lyne, A. (2009). Grevillea rosmarinifolia 'Rosy Posy' [Photograph].

Melbourne University Law Review Association & Melbourne Journal of International Law. (2018). Australian guide to legal citation (4th ed.).

Morrison, S. [@scottmorrisonmp]. (2020, January 28). Congratulations to this year’s Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke. His passionate and selfless commitment to preventing blindness and tackling [Photograph]. Instagram.

Muller, G. (2019, November 29). How do you have fun and keep your job after the work Christmas Party? Psychology Blog.

TechDifferencers. (2018, March 12). Difference between web page and website

University of Tasmania. (2020, January 28). Do you know any budding marine biologists? [seal, ship & anchor emojis] [Images attached]. Facebook.

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Reference list abbreviations

(APA, 2020, pp. 306-307)




Revised edition

Rev. ed.

second edition   

2nd ed.

Editor (editors)

Ed. (Eds.)



no date


page (pages)

p. (pp.)

Volume (Volumes)

Vol. (Vols.)





Technical Report

Tech. Rep.