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APA Style: Citing Your Sources

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 https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/february-14/

Webpage without author

Understanding information overload.  (n.d.).  Retrieved from http://www.infogineering.net/understanding-information-overload.htm

Data sets

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from https://www.huduser.org/Datasets/IL/IL08/in_fy2008.pdf

Article/portion of web publication

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2014). Maternal, infant, and child health. In Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/maternal-infant-and-child-health/objectives

Multiple pages from the same website

American Psychological Association.  (2019a).  Careers in psychologyRetrieved from https://www.apa.org/careers/index

American Psychological Association.  (2019b).  Psychology topics.  Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/topics/index

American Psychological Association.  (2019c).  About APARetrieved from https://www.apa.org/about/index

 

Additional Examples

Blog post with author

Hume-Pratuch, J.  (2013).  How to cite the DSM-5 in APA style (updated) [Blog post].  Retrieved from https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/08/how-to-cite-the-dsm5-in-apa-style.html

Blog post without author

Inspired Social Work (2012, January 10).  A different pace.. [Blog post].  Retrieved from https://inspiredsocialwork.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/a-different-pace/

Blog comment

Steph (2012, January 10).  Re: A different pace.. [Blog comment].  Retrieved from https://inspiredsocialwork.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/a-different-pace/

Formatting

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