# Decide placement and content of header for the references when using apa.cls

I'm using apa.cls in conjunction with biblatex. When printing the reference list, "REFERENCES" gets printed in the header, flushed to the left. However, I would like the text to be centered and to say something else. How would I go about fixing this?

Minimal (non)working example:

\documentclass[noapacite]{apa}

\usepackage{biblatex}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@thesis{A01,
author = {Megalomanius, M.},
year = {1900},
title = {Why I am so great}},
}
\end{filecontents}

\nocite{*}

\begin{document}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

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If you want to customize the tile of the references section, you can use \defbibheading:

\defbibheading{bibliography}{\centering The New Name}


With the help og the fancyhdr package you can define a new page style (with customized headers and footers) to be applied to the references section:

\documentclass[noapacite]{apa}
\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{filecontents}

\fancypagestyle{myrefstyle}{
\fancyhf{}
}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@thesis{A01,
author = {Megalomanius, M.},
year = {1900},
title = {Why I am so great}},
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

\nocite{*}

\clearpage
\pagestyle{myrefstyle}
\printbibliography

\end{document}


If the twoside option is in use, you'll have to replace

\fancyhead[R]{\thepage}


with

\fancyhead[RO,LE]{\thepage}


in my example code.

The apa document class uses upper case italics to format the headers, so you can use something like

\fancypagestyle{myrefstyle}{
\fancyhf{}

to get the same style as the one used by apa.cls.