How to format your reference list correctly


amuhith. (2020, February). Lovely place, food n value just round the corner from Winton High street. Been coming here for years with my family. Restaurant_Review-g186262-d5814505-Reviews-The_Bay_Tree-Bournemouth_Dorset_England.html

Hassanien, A & Dale, C. (2019). Hospitality business development(2nd ed.). Routledge.

Martin-Rios, C., & Ciobanu, T. (2019). Hospitality innovation strategies: An analysis of success factors and challenges. Tourism Management, 70(2), 218-229.

Motivation2Study. (2019, August 19). 4 tips to improve your public speaking – how to captivate an audience [Video]. YouTube.–Yc

The Caterer. (2018, April 22). The Caterer’s 40 trends: food.

Formatting Notes
  1. Begin your reference list on a new page by inserting a page break at the end of your text on the previous page.
  2. Use the same font throughout the text of the paper. Options include: 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode, 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Georgia, or normal 10-point Computer Modern.
  3. The title of your reference list is the single word References in bold (not underlined, no punctuation), which should be centered in the middle of the page.
  4. Your reference list entries should be in alphabetical order of the author’s name. If you have two reference list entries with the same author name, then list the earliest source first – Kempinski Hotels. (2018) comes before Kempinski Hotels. (2020).
  5. Your reference list should be double spaced.
  6. Your reference list entries should have a “hanging” indent of 1.25 cm which means that the first line of the entry is 1.25 cm longer than subsequent lines. Use the paragraph-formatting function of your word-processing program to apply the hanging indent.
For more information about this topic, see

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.), p. 303, section 9.43 Format of the reference list.

American Psychological Association. (n.d). Basic principles of reference list entries.