how to reference a website in an essay example
- Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
- Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented
- Omit any information not found (author, organizational sponsor, date published or updated, etc.).
APA Website Citation
Web sites do not include subscription databases
Referencing is a system that allows you to acknowledge the contributions and work of others in your writing by citing your sources. A feature of academic writing is that it contains references to the words, information and ideas of others.
Make sure you are familiar with the referencing style your faculty or school requires. Most have guides specifying the system they prefer. Often Schools/Faculties don’t mind which system you use as long as it is consistent. If this is the case, use the system you are most comfortable with.
For quotations of a source, the page or paragraph numbers also is included parenthetically:
Quote: Kokkinos (2007) described burnout as “a negative affective response occurring as result of chronic work stress” (p. 2).