Answered By: Carol Roos
Last Updated: May 03, 2016     Views: 72628

The appendix is supplemental material added to a paper to aid the reader in understanding your points, but can't easily be worked into the text. If you choose to include an appendix in your paper, it should be at the end of your paper after the References page. When you refer to the appendix in your paper, refer to it as either Appendix or Appendix A.

The parts of your paper should appear in this order:

Title page

Abstract

Body of the paper

References

Appendix (labeled Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.)

Comments (3)

  1. Thanks, I found your description very useful as I have always remembered that the appendix is at the end of the document, but I never remember if it is before or after the references. I thought I had seen it both ways, but I am so highly dyslexic that I can never trust my memory. Seeing your write-up here under the word LIBRARY gives me a comforting feeling when I place the appendix after the references. Again, thanks for helping out those of us who have poor memories.
    by HappyOldGuy on Feb 04, 2016.
  2. I Knew it came last but wanted to be sure. Your feedback was concise and to the point but was complete but emphasized the essential pointers such as emphasizing Appendix A, B etc.
    by Germain Williams on Mar 31, 2016.
  3. Where is this found in APA 6th edition. I do not find this statement anywhere. Do you have a page number and an exact quote?

    Curious Reader see pages 39-40, which describes appendices. Then, on page 229-230 the order of an APA paper with appendices outlined. Happy, research!
    by Curious reader on Apr 24, 2016.

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