All theses and dissertations should contain appropriate documentation; that is, references to original literature relevant to the research presented in the paper. The first page of the reference/bibliography section should immediately follow the last page of the text. The latest edition of the department style manual should be consulted as to the information requirements of an entry, the order of presentation of the items, and punctuation. Omission of essential information, errors in spelling names, and inaccuracies in copying volume numbers, page numbers, or dates may force the reader to do additional bibliographic searching and will reflect upon the quality of the author's work. All citations in the manuscript must appear in the reference/bibliography section. Each reference/bibliographic entry is to be single-spaced with a double space between entries. All entries are typed in a hanging indent format which means the first line is flush left and the following lines are indented one paragraph indentation.
*There may be some variation in approved styles. Please consult with your committee and program if you have a question about which style to use.
Curriculum & Instruction: APA
Educational Psychology, Foundations & Leadership Studies: APA
Health, Recreation & Community Services: APA; AMA
Kinesiology: APA; AMA
Special Education: APA
Communication Sciences & Disorders: APA
Communication Studies: APA; MLA
Languages and Literatures: APA; MLA
Mathematics: Slade, Campbell, & Ballou; Turabian
Mathematics Education: APA
Music: APA; Irvine’s; MLA; Turabian
Science Education: APA
Applied Human Sciences: APA
Geography: Chicago; APA
Women’s & Gender Studies: Varies; Consult Advisor
The page listing the full bibliographic information for all sources that are cited in the paper will start at the top of the next page immediately following the last sentence of the body of the work. Insert a "Page Break" following the last line of text in the body of the work and insert the applicable heading for your citation page in all caps at the top of the new page. This should be linked to Heading 1 (it will appear in your Table of Contents at the same level as chapter headings). The heading will correspond with the citation style that you have been using throughout your paper (example: APA style utilizes a REFERENCE heading).
No matter what the dictated style for this page is per the style manual, this page will have single spaced entries with a double space between each entry. The entries will be left aligned with a hanging indent on subsequent lines (see the Helpful Word Tips).