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What order should citations be listed?
Order: Entries should be arranged in alphabetical order by authors’ last names. Sources without authors are arranged alphabetically by title within the same list. The references are arranged alphabetically, by the last name of the first author or, if author is not available – by title.
What goes first in a citation?
Author Basics Reference list citations start with Author information. Since Author information comes first, it is the first component that your readers will identify and therefore needs to tie most directly to the In-text citation. In this regard it is the main identifying component.
Put reference entries in alphabetical order according to the first author’s last name; if no author, alphabetize according to the article title. If you have more than one article by the same author, the entries should be listed in chronological order, from earliest to most recent.