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APA Citation Guide, 6th edition: Web Page with No Author

About Citing Web Sites

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 the APA Manual (6th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Document from a Web site with no Author

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 a news source (e.g., CNN, NBC, Washington Post) or a site that may experience continuous updates, you would then need to include a retrieval date.
 
General Format 
 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Title of specific document, Year)
 
NOTE: If the title of a document is long, use a shortened version for the
in-text citations.
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Title of specific document, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])
 
      References:
Title of specific document. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.). In Title of website. Retrieved from URL of specific document
  
Example
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Neurology, n.d.)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Neurology, n.d.)
 
      References:
Neurology. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved August 8, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurology

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