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APA - 6th edition: Internet Sources

Web Sites

To cite a web site you need the following pieces of information:

  • Author information, keep in mind that a corporation or organization may be the author
  • Date the site was last updated, if no date is given use (n.d.)
  • Title of the site or page
  • URL - NO LIVE HYPERLINK

Example (remember on your reference list this would be double-spaced!):

U.S. General Accounting Office. (1997, February). Telemedicine: Federal strategy is needed to guide investments. Retrieved from http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces160.shtml?/gao/index.hml

Podcasts

To cite a podcast you need the following pieces of information:

  • Author/Producer name
  • Date, normally year, month day
  • Podcast title followed by [Audio podcast]
  • URL - NO LIVE HYPERLINK

Example (remember on your reference list this would be double-spaced!):

Van Nuys, D. (Producer). (2007, December 19). Shrink rap radio [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.shrinkrapradio.com/

YouTube Videos

To cite a YouTube video you need the following pieces of information:

  • Author
  • Date (normally year, month day)
  • Title followed by [Video file]
  • URL - NO LIVE HYPERLINK

Example (remember on your reference list this would be double-spaced!):

Norton, R. (2006, November 4). How to train a cat to operate a light switch [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vja83KLQXZs

Blogs

To cite a blog you need the following pieces of information: 

  • Author
  • Date (normally year, month day)
  • Title of blog posting followed by [Web log comment]. Unlike other titles, this is NOT italicized
  • Retrieval url

Example (remember on your reference list this would be double-spaced):

Emanuele, R. (2012, May 10). Math geek mom: Motherhood, a radical idea [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/mama-phd/math-geek-mom-motherhood-radical-idea

 

If you are citing a response/comment to a blog post following this example:

O'Doherty, S. (2012, May 11). Re: Math geek mom: Motherhood, a radical idea [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/mama-phd/math-geek-mom-motherhood-radical-idea