Answered By: Kristie Jones (Brisbane)
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2017     Views: 620

The rules for alphabetizing a reference list in APA referencing style are below (Lee, 2010):

  1. Alphabetize letter by letter.
  2. Ignore spaces, capitalization, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and accent marks. 
  3. When alphabetizing titles or group names as authors, go by the first significant word (disregard a, an, the, etc.)


Lee, C. (2010). Alphabetization in APA style. Retrieved October 9, 2017, from 


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