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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

Format:

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

         Retrieved from: Web address.  
 

Example:

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

         Formats Recommended by the 
American Psychological Association

         Retrieved from: http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html
 

Blog posts

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

Format:

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

         from URL
 

Example:

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

         post]. Retrieved from http://psychanded.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/doi-in-apa-style/

YouTube Videos

Format:

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

      from URL
 

Example:

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

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

      from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BksDeb7dQQ