Answered By: Jonathan Faerber
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2020     Views: 43

A reference list formatted to the APA Style rules only includes resources that are cited in-text, whereas a bibliography may list resources "for background or further reading" that are not cited in-text  (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 281). Since every APA Style reference entry should correspond to a resource cited in-text, a reference list formatted to APA Style rules is not a bibliography. Please see Reference Lists Versus Bibliographies for an overview of this distinction; for more information on formatting a reference entries in a list, please see How Should I Format My Reference in APA Style?How Should I Order My References in APA Style?, and the APA Style references checklists for both the 6th and 7th edition of the Publication manual. 


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