# How do I change “References” title in APA6?

I've a document that I have to write in spanish, therefore I've to change the title of "References" section to "Referencias I've used:

\renewcommand{\refname}{Referencias}
\renewcommand{\bibname}{Referencias}
\renewcommand{\mspart}{Referencias}


But none of them change it,

\renewcommand{\mspart}{Referencias}


Change the title to "ReferenciasReferences".

How can I change this title? (I am using BibTeX.)

• Are you using Bibtex oder Biblatex? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Jul 20 '13 at 17:19
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• – Werner Jul 20 '13 at 17:53
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If you use babel you have to do nothing for changing the title:

%%% The filecontents* environment is only for making the example self-contained
\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@article{x,
author={X Y},
title={Z},
journal={J},
year={1000},
}
\end{filecontents*}

%%% Here starts the document
\documentclass{apa6}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % recommended encoding
\usepackage[spanish]{babel}

\usepackage{natbib}

\begin{document}

\cite{x}

\bibliographystyle{apa}
\bibliography{\jobname} % use your bib file name

\end{document}


• What if one is not using babel, how can one change the "References" title. (We need to show it in all caps, yes, I know it is crazy). – alfC Mar 31 '14 at 7:14
• @alfC \renewcommand{\refname}{REFERENCES} should do. – egreg Mar 31 '14 at 7:30
• I mean in apa6, the question says such thing doesn't work with apa6 (and I can confirm that). – alfC Mar 31 '14 at 7:36

This is not a proper solution, but it worked for my purposes. Hope it will help in your case.

This chunk of code makes the Reference a separate section, which can be listed in Content. You can use \section*{} if you wish not to list it, of course.

\section{Referencias}
\renewcommand{\section}[2]{}
\printbibliography


Used the solution from https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/22654/51873

• Why would you include \normalfont as part of your \section? That would, if successful, make its way into your ToC. And there's a difference in how \sections are formatted in the ToC compared to "other normal font components". – Werner Feb 22 '16 at 18:20
• @Werner, I have got the wrong idea. It should be in bold, of course. I edited it. – Vladimir Yashin Feb 22 '16 at 18:26