You identify the sources you borrow from--and therefore cite--in the "Reference" list at the end of your paper. Each entry in this list is made up of core elements given in a specific order; there are optional elements that may be added if they assist your reader.
Even though the list appears at the end of your paper, you need to draft it before you start writing, so you can include the proper information in the in-text [parenthetical] citations.
When creating your "Reference" page:
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) has a good section (pp. 1281-312) on finding the facts about publications, and an extensive discussion of each of the core/optional elements.
For good examples of Reference pages, see the sample papers (written by APA staff members) in the APA Style Center.
The individual entries in the list:
|Multiple works by one author||
Borroff, M. (Ed.). (1963). Wallace Stevens: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall.
Borroff, M. (Trans.). (1977). Pearl: A new verse translation. W. W. Norton.
Borroff, M. Language and the poet: Verbal artistry in Frost, Stevens, and Moore. U of Chicago P, 1979.
Borroff, M. (1992, January) Sound symbolism as drama in the poetry of Robert Frost." PMLA, 107(1), 131-44.
|Single author is also first of multiple authors||
Tannen, D. (2006). You're wearing that? Understanding mothers and daughters in conversation. Ballentine Books
Tannen, D. Talking voices: Repetition, dialogue, and imagery in conversational discourse (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press..
Tannen, D., & Freedle, R. O. (Eds.). (1988) Linguistics in context: Connecting observation and understanding. Ablex Publishing.
Tannen, D., & Saville-Troike, M. (Eds.). (1985). Perspectives on silence. Ablex Publishing.
|Multiple works by coauthors||
Gilbert, S. M., & Gubar, S. (1985, Spring). Sexual linguistics: Gender, language, sexuality. " New Literary History, 16(3), 515-43.
Gilbert, S. M., & Gubar, S. (Eds.). (1986). The female imagination and the modernist aesthetic. Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Scholes, R., & Kellogg, R. (1966). The nature of narrative. Oxford University Press.
Scholes, R., & Rabkin, E. S. (1977). Science fiction: History - science - vision. Oxford University Press.
Great Britain. Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. (2000). Our countryside: the future. A fair deal for rural England. The Stationery Office.
New York (State). Commission on the Adirondacks in the Twenty-First Century. (1990). The Adirondack Park in the twenty-first century. State of New York.
New York (State). Committee on State Prisons. (1974). Investigation of the New York state prisons. Arno Press. (Original work published 1883)
United Nations. (1991). Consequences of rapid population growth in developing countries. Taylor and Francis.
United States. President, & Council of Economic Advisers (U.S.). (2016). Economic report of the president Transmitted to the congress February 2016; together with the annual report of the council of economic advisers. Government Printing Office.
United States. Congress.House.Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. (2006). Al-qaeda: The many faces of an islamist extremist threat : Report of the U.S. house permanent select committee on intelligence, approved June 2006, together with additional and minority views, submitted September 2006. ( No. 109-615). Government Printing Office.
United States. Congress.Senate.Committee on the Judiciary.Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. (2012). Access to the court: Televising the supreme court : Hearing before the subcommittee on administrative oversight and the courts of the committee on the judiciary, united states senate, one hundred twelfth congress, first session, December 6, 2011. ( No. 112-584). Government Printing Office.
White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. (2008). Innovations in compassion: The faith-based and community initiative: A final report to the armies of compassion .President of the United States.