how to reference websites apa
If the source stands alone (e.g. a report) it is italicized.
According to APA Style, if a webpage is part of a greater website do not italicize the title.
Try to find as much information as possible when citing an image and include it in the citation.
Artist Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of the artwork [Format]. Location. URL
APA Website Citation
Web sites do not include subscription databases
- 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.).
It is always important to validate a website before using it in your academic work. For more information visit http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/learningdevelopment
- If a website does not have an obvious author, you can often find more information in the ‘About us’ section.
- When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available or if the website is not updated regularly, use the year of publication only.
- If you refer to an entire professional website, you do not need to include an entry in the reference list. You must identify the title of the source clearly in the text of your paper (capitalised but without special punctuation) and provide the electronic address in brackets.
- However, when you cite a particular document or piece of information from a website include both a reference list entry and an in-text citation.
- When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time. If you reference an article from a wiki, for example, you would want to include a retrieval date because information in a wiki can be subject to a lot of change.
Author. (Date). Title. Access information.
Because there are no formatting rules controlling how information is presented on a website, you may have to hunt through the website to find this information. Also, please note that a copyright date is not a substitute for the publication date. If a publication date is not provided, please use the (n.d.) or no date convention for this part of the reference.
This is an introduction to the American Psychological Association (APA 6th) style which is widely used in the social sciences and other fields, such as education, commerce and nursing.
Note: Re:Cite now offers the choice of either APA 6th or APA 7th edition. You should check with your lecturer/supervisor about their version preferences. We will continue to support both APA 6th edition and APA 7th until the end of semester 2 2020. At this time, APA 6th Edition resources will be retired. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) is available from the Library.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the APA’s official citation guide and provides a more detailed explanation of how to use APA style. The manual is unfortunately not available online, but reference copies are available in all 17 University of Maryland libraries.
The APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2012) focuses solely on the citing of electronic resources and includes a wide variety of citation examples.
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The “APA style” is an author-date style for citing and referencing information in assignments and publications. This guide is based on the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association” 6th edition (2010).
Jones et al. (2010) further described.
. distractions (Thomas et al., 2007).
Speaker, A. A. (date). Title of talk [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com.rest_of_URL
You’ll notice the date it was posted on YouTube might be different than the date it was recorded for the TED website.