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APA Style 6th Edition: Citing Your Sources

Provide guidance on the APA format style based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Standard Format

Nonperiodical web document or report

Author, A. A. (year of publication).  Title of webpage [Format of material if it’s something other than an article].  Retrieved from http://www.xxxx


Internet Message boards, Blog (weblog) Post, and Electronic mailing lists

Author, A. A. (year, month date of publication).  Title of post [Description of format].  Retrieved from http://www.xxxx

Various Examples

Website Examples

Webpage with author

Library of Congress.  (n.d.).  Today in history- February 14.  Retrieved from

Webpage without author

Understanding information overload.  (n.d.).  Retrieved from

Data sets

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from

Article/portion of web publication

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2014). Maternal, infant, and child health. In Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from

Multiple pages from the same website

American Psychological Association.  (2019a).  Careers in psychologyRetrieved from

American Psychological Association.  (2019b).  Psychology topics.  Retrieved from

American Psychological Association.  (2019c).  About APARetrieved from


Additional Examples

Blog post with author

Hume-Pratuch, J.  (2013).  How to cite the DSM-5 in APA style (updated) [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Blog post without author

Inspired Social Work (2012, January 10).  A different pace.. [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Blog comment

Steph (2012, January 10).  Re: A different pace.. [Blog comment].  Retrieved from


  • Italicize title of website or webpage (exception if page is part of a greater whole)