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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Basic Web Page

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Helpful Tip!

Where can I find the date of a Web page?

Usually the date is available at the bottom of the Web page.  It may state last updated, last modified or last reviewed.

Hint!

If there is no date available then use (n.d.) for no date.

Basic Web Page (pp. 187-192)

Helpful Tip
  • 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 (p. 192).  If you reference an article from a news source (e.g., CNN, NBC, Washington Post) or a site that may experience continuous updates, you would then need to include a retrieval date.
General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])
 
      References:
      Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.).
            Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document
  
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Browning, 1993)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Browning, 1993, para. 12)
 
      References:
      Browning, T. (1993). A brief historical survey of women writers of science fiction.
            Retrieved from http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~tonya/Tonya/sf/history.html

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