Using the web to find information for your APA format school paper is the easiest way for students. Since it’s easy to upload content daily or even hourly, the information is current. Follow the APA 7 citation format for the source and add the website address at the end.
Basic APA Citation Format
Websites can offer a plethora of resources for your APA format paper. However, remember that not everything online is a reliable source. For example, you can look at the URL of the website and review the publisher and author. Website addresses that end in edu or .gov are typically reliable.
To cite resources from a website, use the basic APA citation format. Include the URL or DOI but do not place a period after the web address.
Author, A. (Date). Title of article: Subtitle of article. Publisher. https://www.xxxxxxx.com
If there is no author, use the organization’s name or the title of the article in its place.
American College Health Association. (2015). National College Health Assessment II: Spring 2015 reference group executive summary. http://www.acha-ncha.org/reports_ACHA-NCHAII.html
Roth, C. (2019, November 11). Group gathers at state Capitol in support of DACA on eve of Supreme Court case. Arizona Republic. https://www.azcentral.com
Online Magazine Article Citation
Haidt, J. & Rose-Stockwell, T. (2019, December). The dark psychology of social networks: Why it feels like everything is going haywire. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/social-media-democracy/600763/
Online Journal Article Citation
Lakoff, G. (2014). Mapping the brain’s metaphor circuitry: Metaphorical thought in everyday reason. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (8). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4267278/
Electronic Book Citation
Ebook Citation Example
Jha, N. (2011). English speaking and grammar through Hindi. BookRix. https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-niranjan-jha-english-speaking-and-grammar-through-hindi/
Print/Online Book Citation Example
London, J. (2008). The call of the wild [Ebook #215]. The Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/215/215-h/215-h.htm
Blog Post Citation
Blog Citation Example
Millard, D. (2019, November 8). The Public Domain Review rockets the oddities of the past into the present. The Outline. https://theoutline.com/post/8208/the-public-domain-review-rockets-the-oddities-of-the-past-into-the-present
Blog Comment Citation
Brodsky, J. (2019, November 6). An inspiring story for writers: Could this be you someday [Comment on the blog post “An Inspiring Story for Writers: Could This Be Someday?]. Kathy Steinemann. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/impact/#more-4569
Online Forum Message Citation
SocialButterfly. (2018, November 23). How do I tell a family member that they have gained weight in a polite encouraging way. [Comment on the blog post “How to talk to family”]. Quora. https://www.quora.com/
Video Blog Post Citation
Bialik, M. (n.d.). Stigma free [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8gKy5eKupw
Online Map Citation
United States Geological Survey. (1960). Albuquerque West. USGS AASG. https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/img4/ht_icons/overlay/NM/NM_Albuquerque%20West_193696_1960_24000_geo.jpg
Taylor, H. [Executive Producer]. (2019, November 10). Season 14: Theory and technique. [Audio podcast episode]. Writing Excuses. https://writingexcuses.com/
- Do not place a period after the URL
- Include https:// or http:// before the URL
- Use screen names for blog comments or online forums, if needed
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