ADDENDUM ON APA CITATION: ONLINE SOURCES
Jamie Anderson, SFU Surrey Library August 1, 2006 The APA Manual should be your main source of information for citing sources, but this addendum was put together to cover several types of electronic sources which are not covered by the APA. Here’s what the guide covers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Webpages Blogs Online Journal Articles Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries Email Online Images The TECH 100 text Teamwork and Communication
Author and Owner Unknown, use Title of Webpage Use the webpage title as the first element of the citation if the author or owner is unavailable. What is a scholarly journal? (2002, September 24). Retrieved July 21, 2006, from http://www.lib.sfu.ca/researchhelp/publicationtypes/periodicaltypes.htm Author, Owner and Title Unknown If a webpage has no identifying (no author, no date, no title) you will need to make a title (put it in square brackets to show that you’ve added it). Use the URL and the date you accessed it. If there’s no date use (n.d.). [Anonymous personal photography site] (n.d.). Retrieved July 21, 2006, from http://zebra27.tripod.com (Ask yourself, if you are using a site that has no author, owner or title information, is it reliable?)
1. Webpages 2. Blogs
There are several challenges in citing webpages, but the basic structure is the same: author, date (use the year, month and day if available), title in italics, the date you retrieved it, and the URL. Author Known Gick, N. (2002, September 24). What is a scholarly journal? Retrieved July 21, 2006, from http://www.lib.sfu.ca/researchhelp/publicationtypes/periodicaltypes.htm Author Unknown, use Owner of Website If you are unable to determine the author of the page use the company or organization name instead. If the above webpage did not have an author, it would be cited this way: Simon Fraser University Library (2002, September 24). What is a scholarly journal? Retrieved July 21, 2006, from...
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