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APA Citation Style

Overview of using APA 6th ed. to format Citations

Internet Sources/Website Citation Formats

Website/Internet sources can be difficult to cite because not all the information may be available to the user.

  • The general rule is to include as much information at possible. 
  • Use (n.d.) when no date is available.
  • Title of the web page is used when there is no author/creator identified on the page and is listed first. 

Format:

Author, A. A. (Date of Publication/Creation). Title of webpage. Retrieved from: http://xxxxx

Example:

Gleeson, J., & Alcedo, M.  (2017, June 14). The 20 best places to camp in national parks.  Retrieved July 14, 2017, from: http://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/g4452/best-places-to-camp-nationalparks/

Example:

ACL Injury: Does it require surgery. (2009). Retrieved from: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00297

You Tube:

Author, A. A. (Date of Publication/Creation). Title of video. Retrieved from: http://xxxxx

Example:

EBSCO Information Services. (2015, August 19). Creating an advanced search - EBSCOhost Tutorial. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT1kzWfWxiE

Online Documentary/Video:

Producer, A. A.(Producer), Director, A. A.(Director), (Date of Copyright). Title of video. [Format label: Motion picture, Television series episode]. City, State, Country of Origin: Studio. Retrieved from: http://xxxxx

Example:

Docherty, N., Elash, A., & Ellenwood, L.(Producers), Docherty, N. (Director), (2016). Frontline: Supplements and Safety. [Television series episode]. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation.. Retrieved from: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/supplements-and-safety/

As noted on the APA Style website, specific examples of social media are not included in the Publication Manual as they are not generally considered scholarly research.  See the APA blog post on Social Media for more information. For more details visit the article by Timothy McAdoo on APA Style website - http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/04/how-to-cite-a-blog-post-in-apa-style.html

Blog Post Example:

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day).* Date item posted to website Title of blog post. [blog comment] Retrieved from: http://xxxxxx

TED Talk - TED Talks Website:

Speaker, A. A. (Year, Month). Title of TED Talk. [Video file] *Include speaker's name as it is included in TED Talk title. Retrieved from: http://ted.com/talks/....

In-text citation:

Speaker (Year) or (Speaker, Year)

TED Talk - TED Talks - YouTube:

TED. (Year, Month Day). Title of TED Talk. [video file] Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

In-text citation:

TED (Year) or (TED, Year)

Author, A. A. or Government Name. Name of Government Agency. (Year of publication). Title of document: Subtitle (Report No xxx [if available] ) Retrieved from: http://xxxxxx

Example::

Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor.  (2016). Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 edition, Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm

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