April 5th, 2011

Citing from a Website in APA Style

For many learners, trying to follow the APA style guidelines can be an extremely frustrating process, especially when the item you’re trying to cite doesn’t fit neatly within a given category, for example, citing from a Website.

Keep in mind there might be reasons why there aren’t clear citation examples. In this case, Websites don’t tend to be cited in academic writing – instead researchers and students make use of peer-reviewed articles. So make sure you consider if your source is appropriate before citing it.

Here’s a blog entry I found, How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style that goes over the best practices for citing from Websites. Because this blog is put out by people from the APA (American Psychological Association), it has some weight and authority behind it instead of some professors’ ‘best APA tips’ page that you might find on the Web.

The APA Style Blog is actually part of the larger APA Style Website, which has a lot of useful resources and might clear up a few APA headaches before they become raging migraines.

Michael

Comments

Comment from water damage
Time April 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I took a look at the article done by Chelsea Lee and did not realize that referencing another website requires a certain structure. Interesting…

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Time May 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I think google cracked down on a lot of content that appears the same on multile sites.

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