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APA Citation Style 6th ed.: Internet Resources

This is a guide on how to use the American Psychological Association citation style. It provides examples of basic formats for sources using APA Style.

General Information on Internet Resources

Examples for online resources are also available under the other sections of this guide. There are examples of numerous types of resource in Chapter 7 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Web Site Resources


Author(s). (Year of publication). Web site title or title of section retrieved.

         Retrieved from: Web address.  


American Psychological Association (1999, June 1). Electronic Reference

         Formats Recommended by the 
American Psychological Association

         Retrieved from:

Blog posts

When citing a blog post, if the author's real name is not listed, use the "screen name" instead.


Author. (Complete date of post). Title of post. [Web log post]. Retrieved

         from URL


merriealynn. (2009, October 20). DOI (Digital Object Identifier)  in APA style. [Web log

         post]. Retrieved from

YouTube Videos


Author(s). (Complete date). Title [Video File]. Retrieved

      from URL


University of St. Thomas. (2010, June 1). Location Location

      Location/University of St. Thomas [Video File]. Retrieved