APA is an author date style - this refers to the in-text citation. The in-text citation contains the Author surname (date) or (Author surname, date). At the bottom of most pages in this guide is a box showing how to do this, whether you are quoting or paraphrasing the ideas of other people.
The reference list at the end of your assignment is an alphabetical list of all the author date citations you have used in your assignment. Use the information types (books, journal article etc) on the left menu to find examples of how to format entries in the reference list.
Use the Style Notes at the bottom left for further information on how to format the reference list. Have a look at the example reference list – does yours look like that?
If you come across any inconsistencies with the referencing examples in ART, send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important note: These guidelines have been designed to be used in university coursework, e.g. essays, reports, presentations. For work that is required to be published, or communicated to an audience wider than the University, please consult the appropriate publication manual, your publisher, the University Copyright Officer, and / or your research supervisor for guidance.