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APA Citation: Websites & Databases

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Information Needed

  • author(s) (if present)
  • date of publication (use n.d. if not available)
  • title of article or page
  • URL (see note below)

If no author is present, begin the entry with the title of the work.

URLs

Give the URL of the home page when the online version of the article is available by search to avoid nonworking URLs. (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7.01).

Website Examples

 

Web Page with Author

 

 
 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2009, December 17). Occupational Outlook           Handbook, 2010-11 Edition. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm

  

Web Page without Author

 

 

About the library. (2011, June 6). Retrieved from http://www.uhd.edu/library/about/index.html

 

 

Online Reference Work or Database

 

Country Review: Antigua. (2012). In CountryWatch. Retrieved from http://www.countrywatch.com

Microsoft Corporation. (2011). In Hoover's. Retrieved from http://www.hoovers.com

*The APA Publication Manual does not clearly specify the citation format for an online database. These examples are derived from the citation for an online reference work, APA Publication Manual 7.02.30.

Statistical Table

 

University of Houston-Downtown Office of Institutional Research and Planning. (n.d.). "Baccalaureate Degrees      Awarded by Gender & Ethnicity." In University of Houston-Downtown Fact Book 2011-2012 (p. 30). Retrieved      from http://www.uhd.edu/about/irp/documents/factbook/Fact_Book_2011_2012_new.pdf

*The APA Publication Manual does not clearly specify the citation format for a statistical table. This example is derived from the citation for part of a source (6.19) and for an online reference work (7.02.30).