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APA Citation Style Guide

A quick guide to using APA citation style

Article or Page from a Website

General Rule:

Author. (Last updated date). Title of page [Format description if needed]. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxx


   American Psychological Association. (2012). Ethics. Retrieved from

   Hume-Pratuch, J. (2012, May 31). A prescription for success: how to cite product information in APA style [Blog post]. Retrieved from

Cite a specific page or document from a website rather than a whole site whenever possible.  For more on citing web sources, read this helpful blog post from the APA: How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style

Web Source With Missing Infromation

Sometimes web sources don't give us everything we need to cite them.  When that happens, use this handy chart from the APA:

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