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1 Formatting Web Pages and Sites: Reference and Text Citations Duration: 4 min. 45 sec.

2 Web Page with No Author – Title Goes First Survey: More Americans get news from the Internet than newspapers or radio. Survey: More Americans get news from the Internet than newspapers or radio. (2010). Retrieved March 16, from /TECH/03/01/social.network.news/index.html The title of the web page goes first when there is no author. The title is not italicized. Capitalize the first word in the title and subtitle as well as any proper names such as Americans. End the title with a period. Web title Web page, no author. Frequently Asked Questions about APA style.

3 Date of Publication When there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry. Enclose the date in parentheses and follow by a period. Use (n.d.) if there is no date. (2010). Survey: More Americans get news from the Internet than newspapers or radio. (2010). Retrieved March 16, from /TECH/03/01/social.network.news/index.html Date of Publication

4 Retrieval Statement - Start with the words “Retrieved from …” - Include the date of retrieval. - Include a comma after the year. - Provide the complete URL starting with - If the web address wraps to the next line, break the address before most punctuation. - Do not include a period after the URL. Retrieved March 16, 2010, from /TECH/03/01/social.network.news/index.html Survey: More Americans get news from the Internet than newspapers or radio. (2010). Retrieved March 16, 2010, from /TECH/03/01/social.network.news/index.html Retrieval statement

5 (“Survey: More Americans,” 2010). Newspaper circulation continues to plummet (“Survey: More Americans,” 2010). Text Citation of Web Page Enclose the text citation in parentheses before period. Cite in text the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year. Capitalize all the important words in title or abbreviated title Use double quotation marks around the title or abbreviated title: (“Survey: More Americans," 2010). End the sentence with a period after the parentheses. Text citation

6 Text Citation for Entire Web Site entire website specific document It is sufficient to give the address of the site in just the text when citing an entire website rather that a specific document on that site. Include in the URL, remove the hyperlink, and do not end with a period. Frequently asked questions about APA style. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools website (http:// provides accreditation standards for the region (http:// Site URL

7 Wirl, J., Chou, S., Provasnik, S., Rooney, P., Sen, A., & Tabin, R. Wirl, J., Chou, S., Provasnik, S., Rooney, P., Sen, A., & Tabin, R. (2003). The condition of education: 2003 (Report No. NCES ). Retrieved from the National Center for Educational Statistics website: Publisher information Report on Web -- Authors List the six authors with the last names, followed, but the first initial. Include an ampersand between the last two authors. Insert a comma before the ampersand. Publisher information

8 (2003) Wirl, J., Chou, S., Provasnik, S., Rooney, P., Sen, A., & Tabin, R. (2003). The condition of education: 2003 (Report No. NCES ). Retrieved from the National Center for Educational Statistics website: Publisher information Date of Publication The date of publication goes in parentheses and is followed by a period. Publisher information

9 The condition of education: 2003 (Report No. NCES ). Wirl, J., Chou, S., Provasnik, S., Rooney, P., Sen, A., & Tabin, R. (2003). The condition of education: 2003 (Report No. NCES ). Retrieved from the National Center for Educational Statistics website: Publisher information Report Title and Number Unlike a web site or web page, the title of the report is italicized. If there is a report number, put it in parentheses after the title and before the period. Do not italicize the report number. Report title and report number

10 Retrieved from the National Center for Educational Statistics website: Wirl, J., Chou, S., Provasnik, S., Rooney, P., Sen, A., & Tabin, R. (2003). The condition of education: 2003 (Report No. NCES ). Retrieved from the National Center for Educational Statistics website: Publisher information Retrieval Statement Unlike a report published in print, you do not include the location and publisher information if the report was retrieved online. Instead, provide a retrieval statement. Identify the publisher as part of the retrieval statement unless the publisher was identified as the author. Include in the URL. Do not include a period after the URL. Publisher information

11 (The Condition of Education, 2003). The National Center of Educational Statistics reported that academic achievement in primary grades is improving (The Condition of Education, 2003). Report Cited in Text Citation Text citation When there is no author, cite the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title). The report title is italicized in the in-text citation just like a book when there is no author, and follow by a comma. Provide the date of publication. Enclose in parentheses and follow by a period.

12 See APA’s FAQ page on formatting for an entire web site: See APA’s FAQ page on formatting a web page with no author -- no-author.aspx See the APA manual, pp , for reports found on the web. Examples #31-33 on pp. 205–206. APA (6th ed.)


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