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APA Citation Guide: Web Resources

This guide will provide an overview of APA Citation Style.

To Hyperlink or Not To Hyperlink

There is no clear cut rule on whether you should hyperlink your sources.

Webpages

Webpage – With Author, Date

General Form

Author, A. A. (year, Month day). Title of the webpage. Retrieved from Site Name website: http://url

Example

Melo, K. (2013, October 23). St. Paul skyway cobbler losing his shop’s space. Retrieved from Pioneer Press website: http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_24370755/st-paul-skyway-cobbler-losing-his-shops-space

Webpage – With Organization as Author

General Form

Name of Organization. (year, Month day). Title of webpage. Retrieved from http://url

Example

US Department of Energy. (2013, November 25). Wood and pellet heating.Retrieved from http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/wood-and-pellet-heating

Webpage – No Author, No Date

General Form

Title of webpage. (n.d.). Retrieved Month day, year from Site Name website: http://url

Note: If a website does not have a date or an author, is it a good source of information.

Note: If a website may be updated frequently (wikis), include the date day you accessed the page in the citation.

Example

How to make Nutella hot chocolate. (n.d.). Retrieved June 24, 2014 from wikiHow: http://www.

Report Published Online

General Form

Author, A. A. (year). Title of work (Report No. xxx) [Description of form]. Retrieved from Agency Name website: http://www.entirewebaddress.com

Example

Smith, A. (2014, April 17). U.S. views of technology and the future: Science in the next 50 years [Online complete report]. Retrieved from Pew Research Center website: http://www.pewinternet.org/files/2014/04/US-Views-of-Technology-and-the- Future.pdf

Web Media

Blog

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of the blog post [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.entirewebaddress.com

Example

Federman, B. (2013, October 10). Bring it on home: Mango languages [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/10/10/bring-it-home-mango-languages

Video or Youtube

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year, Month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.entirewebaddress.com

Example

PBS Idea Channel. (2014, June 4). SRSLY What does IKEA say about the human condition? [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ9tDuPHirE

Image – Online

General Form

Artist, A A. (copyright or Creative Commons year). Title of work [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.entirewebaddress.com

Example

Stevesworldofphotos. (2014, June 21). Powderhorn 365: Powderhorn Lake Island high water [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/nMfnCk

Podcast

General Form

Producer, P. P. (Producer). (Year, Month Day). Title of podcast Type of Podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.shortwebaddress.com

Example

Oliver, J. & Zaltzman, A. (Producers and hosts). (2013, January 4). Cliff diving [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.thebuglepodcast.com

Online Class Materials

Online Course – Discussion Board Comment

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year, Month day). Re: Title of post [Online course comment]. Retrieved from Title of Course: http://url

Example

Blumenthal, L. (2012, February 25). Truthful marketing is a lie [Online course comment]. Retrieved from University of Wisconsin - Information Marketing: https://uwm.courses.wisconsin.edu/d2l/lms/discussions/messageLists/frame.d2lisShared=False&fid=97160&tid=283873&ou=291770

Online Course – Slideshow or Class Material

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of slideshow or handout [Material type]. Retrieved from Institution and Course name website: http://www.entirewebaddress.com

Example

Globe University. (2013). \Simple chapter 7 petition [PDF document]. Retrieved from Globe University: LA 323 – Bankruptcy website: http://connect.broadviewuniversity.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/Legal/LA323/Handouts/Presentation%20Simple%20Chapter%207%20Petition.pdf

Online Course – Lynda.com Course

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of course [Lynda.com online course]. Retrieved from url

Example

Grover, C. (2013, January 31). Up and running with Excel 2010 [Lynda.com online course]. Retrieved from http://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Up-Running-Excel-2010/123569-2.html