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APA citation style: Web Sources (pages, blogs, social media etc)

A guide to using the APA 6th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

APA Examples: Web sources

Material Type

In-Text Citation

Reference List & Notes

Web page

(Australian Psychological Society, 2008)

Australian Psychological Society. (2008). Substance abuse: Position statement. Retrieved from http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/statements/substance/

Note: When citing an entire website and not a particular document on the website give the address in-text only. No reference list entry required (See APA Style Guide to Electronic Sources, 2013, p. 32)

Web page: No author

(“Improve indigenous housing”, 2007)

Use the first few words of the page title

Improve indigenous housing now, governments told. (2007). Retrieved from http://www.raia.com.au/i-cms?page=10220

Web page: No date

(Jones, n.d.)

Jones, M. D. (n.d.). Commentary on indigenous housing initiatives. Retrieved from http://www.architecture.com.au

Webpage: No author or date: With quote

(“Mindfulness meditation”, n.d., para 8)

Count paragraphs if not numbered

Mindfulness meditation. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.freemeditations.com/mindfulness-meditation.html

Press release

(Perth Zoo, 2014)

Perth Zoo. (2014, March 11). Meerkat kits born at Perth Zoo [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/meerkat-kits-born-at-perth-zoo-19406/

Fact sheet

(CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship, 2011)

CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship. (2011). Driving sustainability through system innovation [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Climate/Reducing-GHG/driving-sustainability-factsheet.aspx

Discussion forum

(Malissa, 2008)

Malissa, A. (2008, October 2). Re:  Egypt planning DNA test on 3,500 year old mummy [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from http://www.topix.com/science/anthropology/ 2008/05/egypt-planning-dna-test-for-3-500-year-old-mummy

Blog

(Brown, 2008)

Brown, M. (2008, November 1). A royal pardon for the British witches? [Blog post].  Retrieved from http://www. worldhistoryblog.com/

Electronic mailing list

(Anderson, 2005)

Anderson, O. (2005, June 2). Re: Psychology of terrorism [Electronic mailing list message]. Retrieved from http://archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/theory-frankfurt-school/2005w22/msg00000.htm

Wiki

(Sports psychology, n.d.)

Sports psychology. (n.d.). In The psychology wiki. Retrieved December 2, 2008, from http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/ Sports_psychology

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) 

1st time cited:

(Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2015)

Subsequent cites:

(ACARA, 2015)

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2015). National Report on Schooling in Australia.  Retrieved from http://www.acara.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/national-report-on-schooling-in-australia-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=0

 

Note: If a print resource reference in same format as a Report.

School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA)

1st time cited:

(School Curriculum and Standards Authority [SCSA], 2016)

Subsequent cites:

(SCSA, 2016)

School Curriculum and Standards Authority. (2016). English – Scope and Sequence P-6 (Version 8.1). Retrieved from http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/p-10-curriculum/curriculumbrowser/english-v8/overview/English_P-10_Scope-andSequence_Phase_1_March_2016.PDF

 

Note: If a print resource reference in same format as a Report.

 

Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

1st time cited:

(Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009)

Subsequent cites:

(DEEWR, 2009)

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. (2009). Belonging, being & becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia.Retrieved from https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/belonging_being_and_becoming_the_early_years_learning_framework_for_australia.pdf

 

Note: If a print resource reference in same format as a Report.