How to Make an APA Style Reference for a Student Handbook

Updated July 21, 2017

Step 1

Reference the student handbook by including its author, date, title, type of document, place of publication and publisher. For a student handbook the author and publisher typically are the same. For example, "Jones High School. (2011). Jones High Student Handbook. [Pamphlet]. Charlotte, NC: Jones High School."

Step 2

Place the date in parentheses, with a period both before and after it. Italicize the student handbook's name. Indicate the type of document by placing it in brackets and insert a colon after the place of publication.

Step 3

Format the student handbook entry on the references page of the paper by indenting each line except the first. Place the reference on the page based on alphabetical order.

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Candice Jones began writing in 2006. She has written articles for the university publication "Women and Gender Studies Newsletter." Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina.