Q. When setting up a Preliminary Reference List do the references still go in alphabetical order?
Yes, a preliminary reference list would follow the same format as the References page of an APA paper, and would be in alphabetical order.
The APA Help Guide has a sample paper, including the References page, when you are ready to do the final copy.
To see how to format specific references, check out the References & In-text Citation Examples of the APA Help Guide.
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