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APA Guide (Based on the 6th Edition): References: Webpages and Other Online Content

References to Online Resources

Category

 

Solution

General Webpage*

Format

Author’s Lame Name, First Initial. Middle Initial., & Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Title of document. Retrieved from URL

Example

Monteverde, M. (2011). Budgeting and money management. Retrieved from

       http://rosenpub.net/articles/budgeting.html

Webpage written by an Institution or Organization

Format

Full Institutional Name. (Publication Year). Title of document. Retrieved from URL

Example

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Adolescent health. Retrieved from

          http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/adolescenthealth/index.htm

Guidelines.gov Entry

Format

Author. (Publication Year, Month Day). Title of the guideline (Guideline Summary Guideline number). Retrieved from URL

Example

National Guidelines Clearinghouse. (2016, January 16). British Thoracic Society guidelines for home oxygen use in adults (Guideline Summary NGC-10792). Retrieved from http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=49568

Wikipedia Entry

Format

Title of the entry. (Date, if it can be determined). In Wikipedia. Retrieved Date of Retrieval from URL

Example

Meningitis. (n.d.) In Wikipedia. Retrieved March 8, 2016 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meningitis

Photographs

Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Role of Author). (Publication Year). Title of work [Type of work]. Retrieved from URL

Example

Sultan, A. (Photographer). (2013). Palestinians pray [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/news/2013/apr/05/picture-desk-live-the-best-news-pictures-of-the-day

Blog

Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. (Publication Year, Month Day). Title [Format]. Retrieved from URL

Example

Aguilar, E. (2015, May 17). Inside the mind of this coach: What was I thinking?! [Blog Post]. Retrieved from http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/coaching_teachers/2015/05/inside_the_mind_of_this_coach_.htm

Note: The URL in your reference page should not be hyperlinked (directly linked to the webpage).  To remove the hyperlink, use your mouse to right-click on the URL and select “Remove Hyperlink.”

*If you want to refer your reader to an entire website, mention the site in your text only (not in reference list) and simply insert the URL of the site in parentheses after it's mentioned, like this: (http://www.nytimes.com/).

 

Categories Solutions
Lecture Format

Instructor's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Title [file format]. Retrieved from URL

Example

Jackson, P. (2015). Quantitative research [PDF document]. Retrieved from https://elearn.uta.edu/abcde.html

Video Format

Instructor or Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year, Month and Day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

Example

Mancini, M. E. (2014). Nursing research: Module 1 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://elearn.uta.edu/video209fidfd.htm

PowerPoint Format

Instructor's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Title [file format]. Retrieved from URL

Example

Jackson, A. B.  (n.d.).  Noncommunicable diseases [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://elearn.uta.edu/efeesfeuiui.html

Podcast Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year, Month and Day). Title [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from URL

Example

Brokaw, T. (2015, May 15). Best of: Tom Brokaw & the future of space travel [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444908/fresh-air

 

Categories Solutions

Document

published

online

Format

 Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year, Month and Day).  Title of  document. Retrieved from URL

Example

 Paiz, J. M., Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., . . . Keck,  R.  (2013, March 1). Reference list: Basic rules. Retrieved from  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05

Government 

document

Format

 Name of Government Agency. (Publication Year). Title of document: Subtitle   (Report No.  xxx [if available]). Retrieved from URL

Example

 U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. (2015). Digest of    education statistics (Report No. NCES 2015011). Retrieved from  http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2015011

 

 

 

Categories Solutions
 Motion picture Format

Producer's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Producer) & Director's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Director). (Publication Year, Month and Day). Title of motion picture [Motion picture]. Country of origin: Studio or distributor.

Example

Thomas A. E., & Dickson, W. K. L. (Producer). (1901, May 6). Gordon sisters boxing [Motion picture]. United States: Edison. Thomas A. Inc..

YouTube Video Format

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. [Screen name]. (Year, Month and Day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

Example

Apsolon, M. [markapsolon]. (2011). The Haunting tape 14 (ghost caught on video) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nyGCbxD848

 

Categories Solutions
Mobile applications Format

  Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Title of software or program (Version number) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from URL

Example

  Apple Inc. (2015). Instagram (6.12.0) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Video game

Format

  Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Publication Year). Title of game (version number if    available) [Video game]. Location: Publisher.

Example

  WB Games (2013). LEGO Marvel super heroes [Video game]. Burbank, CA: Author.

Works of art Format

  Artist's Last Name, First Initial. (Publication Year). Title [Format e.g., painting, sculpture]. Location:    Publisher (OR Retrieved from URL)

Example

  Denny, S. (2014). Berlin startup case mod: Rocket internet [Painting and sculpture]. Retrieved   from http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?    criteria=O%3ADE%3AI%3A5%7CG%3AHI%3AE%3A1&page_number=2&template_id=1&sort_order=2

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No Author?

If it seems your website has no author, you may want to look again.

Check for an institutional author, like the World Health Organization or the National Institutes of Health. If you find there is an institutional author, use the full organization's name at the beginning of your reference, like this: Texas Department of Health and Human Services. (2016). [continue with reference here].

See the second category in the Webpages tab in the box to the left for more info.

About References

See the tabs to the left for how to format a reference. There is the format (including the periods, abbreviations, and capitalization) and an example for each type of item to be in the reference list.

Images and Tables

This guide provides detailed instructions for finding and providing references for graphics found online.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2009). Crediting sources. In Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (pp. 169-192). Washington, DC: Author.