|Author||Date||Article/Page Title||Website Name||URL|
Author, A. A.
Name of Group.
(2018, October 31).
Title of the article.
Title of the digital-only article.
Name of Periodical.
Name of Site.
View the other tabs of this box to learn more about each part of the citation, or see the examples below.
The author is the person or organization taking credit for the information. If you are not sure who is taking responsibility for the information, look for an About Us link or who is copyrighting the material.
In your citation, you need to include the date the information was written or modified. If the website has no date associated with it, your citation will reflect this by an (n.d.) where the date should be.
Look for what's actually written on the page itself (probably in the upper left corner) rather than in the address bar for the website's name. Every website has to be Something.com or Whatever.org or RandomExamples.net; that doesn't mean the website organizers consider the domain ending (.com, .net, etc) to be part of the website's official name.
To get an idea of who the publisher is, look towards the very bottom of the page for the copyright notice or for an About page.
APA 7 makes a distinction between the digital counterpart of a traditional medium, like The New York Times, and a purely digital source, like BBCNews or CNN.
Beaven, B. (2020, January 20). The modern phenomenon of the weekend. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200117-the-modern-phenomenon-of-the-weekend
Bologna, C. (2018, June 27). What happens to your mind and body when you feel homesick? HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-happens-mind-body-homesick_n_5b201ebde4b09d7a3d77eee1
Herrera, T. (2020, October 23). Don’t work on your party laptop or party on your work laptop. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/smarter-living/what-not-to-do-work-computer.html
McGonigal, K. (2020, January 21). Here's how exercise reduces anxiety and makes you feel more connected. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/01/21/heres-how-exercise-reduces-anxiety-makes-you-feel-more-connected/
Two years on, the Kuiper Belt is in sight. (2017, September 16). The Economist. https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2017/09/16/two-years-on-the-kuiper-belt-is-in-sight
Heart attack symptoms and warning signs. (2009). HealthCentral Network. http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/patient-guide-44510-6.html
Why do these two examples seem to contradict each other in formatting? Refer to the explanation about article vs site titles at the top of the page.
Normally, you don't include an access date in APA except when a source doesn't have a publication date and could be revised "invisibly" (and you can't link to a specific page history).
How to report misinformation online. (n.d.). World Health Organization. Retrieved October 13, 2020, from https://www.who.int/campaigns/connecting-the-world-to-combat-coronavirus/how-to-report-misinformation-online
World Health Organization. (n.d.). How to report misinformation online. Retrieved October 13, 2020, from https://www.who.int/campaigns/connecting-the-world-to-combat-coronavirus/how-to-report-misinformation-online
American gothic. (2020, October 13). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Gothic&oldid=983320273
A blog post will basically be like a regular web article citation, though you might not have a person's real name to use.
Be very cautious if you're referencing a blog or comment in your paper. These aren't generally the best sources to use in terms of authority.
Ruiz, V. (2007, August 8). Wearing your anatomy on your skin: The anatomy tattoo gallery. Street anatomy: Medicine + art + design. http://streetanatomy.com/blog/?p=132
If you're referring to a comment on a blog post:
c4nn1b4l. (2009, August 9). Must have one [Comment on article "Wearing your anatomy on your skin: The anatomy tattoo gallery"] Street anatomy: Medicine + art +design. http://streetanatomy.com/blog/?p=132
McCurry, S. (1985). Afghan girl [Photograph]. National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/national-geographic-magazine-50-years-of-covers/#/ngm-1985-jun-714.jpg
Sōtatsu, T. (1628). Waves at Matsushima [Painting]. The Smithsonian: Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C. https://artsandculture.google.com/story/waves-of-matsushima/agJCtYlilE44LQ
Housand, B. (2016). Game on! Integrating games and simulations in the classroom [PowerPoint slides]. SlideShare. https://www.slideshare.net/brianhousand/game-on-iagc-2016
Smith, J. (2019, September 5). Week 2: Time management [PowerPoint slides]. Lone Star College-Online D2L. http://d2l.lonestar.edu
If you are mentioning a website in your paper and not indicating a specific idea, fact or document, it is acceptable to simply include the URL of the website in parentheses within your writing. For example:
The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia allows users to browse for topics and find information on a variety of health topics and medical procedures (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html).
However, if you are referring to a specific piece of information or directly quoting information on the website, you will need to create both a text and reference citation for that material. If you're using multiple pages/articles from the same website, each one counts as its own source.
Keep in mind, there likely isn't a good reason to use a dictionary definition or encyclopedia-level research material in your work. If you're not sure it's a good idea, consult a librarian or the Writing Lab coaches.
Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Culture. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved September 9, 2019, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culture