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APA 6th edition: Web Resources

Web Resources

Webpage, author unknown, no date Item stands alone (e.g., a report)

Multitasking while driving. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.wzy275.net/~fuzzles/parenting/bpd.html

 

Webpage, author known Item stands alone (e.g., a report) (Clearly APA: The NorQuest Guide to APA Style, p. 59-61, p. 64)

Smith, M., & Segal, J. (2015). Schizophrenia: Symptoms, types, causes, and early warning signs. Retrieved from http://www.helpguide.org/articles/schizophrenia/schizophrenia-signs-tyupes-and-causes.htm

 

Webpage of an association Item stands alone (e.g., a report)

Health Canada. (n.d.). Genetically modified (GM) foods and other novel foods. Retrieved from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/gmf-agm/index-eng.php

 

Webpage of an association Item is part of a greater whole (e.g., the "About Us" page on a company's website)

Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association. (n.d.). About ATRA. Retrieved from http://www.alberta-tr.org/pages/home/default.aspx

Weblog/blog post, author’s proper name available 

Bernstein, M. (2007, May 18). Cultural competency in medicine: A two way street? [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com‌/2007/05/cultural-competency-in-medicine-two-way.html

 

Weblog/blog post, author’s screen name only available 

Mo. (2008, November 10). Embryonic stem cells form functional brain tissue. [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2008/11‌/embryonic_stem_cells_form_functional_brain_tissue.php

 

Weblog/blog comment, author’s screen name only available 

Klone. (2016, September 20). Re: School district apologizes for nurse delays treatment. [Blog comment]. Retrieved from http://allnurses.com/nursing-news/school-district-apologizes-1069890.html#comments

Government report on a website with author known 

Summers, R. J. (2010). Alberta water well survey. Retrieved from Alberta Environment website: http://esrd.alberta.ca/water/programs-and-services/groundwater/documents/AlbertaWaterWellSurvey-Report-Dec2010.pdf

 

Statistics Canada report on a website 

Statistics Canada. (2006). Population by mother tongue and age groups, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations – 20% sample data. Retrieved from http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/hlt/97-555/Index-eng.cfm

Conference paper from a website 

Lopez-Acuña, D., Pittman, P., Gomez, P. Machado de Souza, H., & López Fernández, L. A. (2000, June). Reorienting health systems and services with health promotion criteria: A critical component of health sector reforms (Original Version). Paper presented at the Fifth Global Conference on Health Promotion, Mexico City, Mexico. Retrieved from http://www.bvsde.paho.org/bvsacd/cd26/fulltexts/0564.pdf

Wiki, where source material may change 

Crowdsourcing. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved December 8, 2016, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdsourcing

 

Online dictionary, no author, no date 

Argue. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved December 8, 2016, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argue

Course website / Blackboard site 

NFDN 2007 WebCT Companion Guide Answer Key (n.d.). Retrieved from NorQuest College NFDN 2007 Blackboard website: http://blackboard.norquest.ca/webct/urw‌/lc15460064001.tp15460219001//RelativeResourceManager?contentID=15460320001

*Provide the name of the page or the content or caption of the post (up to the first 40 words) as the title.

Twitter Post

ONTSpecialNeeds. (2017, November 7). It's so important we read to our children everyday! #literacy #read20mins [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/ONTSpecialNeeds/status/928064778525798400

Facebook Image Post

Literacy of Love. (2017, September 23). ‘Mom, I love you more than necessary.’ You had me at, ‘I love you.’ $10 mugs capture that feeling. Local artist. 100% donated to support orphans! [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/literacyoflove/posts/674990732697766

For more instructions go to  http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/10/how-to-cite-social-media-in-apa-style.html

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Web Resources

Please note that in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, retrieval dates are NOT included for web resources unless the material may change over time, such as Wikis. If you have to divide a URL between lines, split it BEFORE any punctuation and do not add a hyphen. (Publication Manual, p. 192)

Video weblog post (YouTube), author’s proper name available

…see VIDEO & AUDIO

Video weblog post (YouTube), author’s screen name only available

…see VIDEO & AUDIO

Audio podcast

…see VIDEO & AUDIO

How-to Videos: How to format web resource references

Website Reference

Learn how to format references for any material found on websites, including lecture notes or PowerPoint slides.

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Blog Post Reference

Learn how to format references for blog posts, including those published by authors using real names, user names, or a combination of both.

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Social Media Reference

Learn how to format references for social media material, including pages and updates from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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