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APA Citation Style 6th Edition: A. Basic Web Page

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About Citing

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) -entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) -entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from theAPA Manual (6th ed.).

Basic Web Page (pp. 187-192)

Helpful Tip
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time (p. 192).  If you reference an article from Wikipedia, for example, you would want to include a retrieval date because information in a wiki can be subject to a lot of change.
General Format

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])
 
      References:
      Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.).
            Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document
  
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Browning, 1993)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Browning, 1993, para. 12)
 
      References:
      Browning, T. (1993). A brief historical survey of women writers of science fiction.
            Retrieved from http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~tonya/Tonya/sf/history.html
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