The reference list contains a list of the sources cited in the paper. The works cited in the text, in most cases, have corresponding reference list entries that provide the information necessary for readers to identify and retrieve the cited works.
All references consist of four components that appear in the following order and answers a question:
Author: Who is responsible for the work? - the person, persons, and/or group/organisation responsible for the work.
Date: When was this work published? - the date the work was published (or the indicator “n.d.” if no date of publication is available)
Title: What is this work called? - the title of the work being cited
Source: Where can I retrieve this work? - the location where readers can retrieve the cited work