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APA Style, 7th ed.: Citing Webpages & Media

Nonperiodical Web document, Web page, or report

The general rule for citing Web pages in APA format is to include as much information as possible. If there is no date available, use (n.d.), which stands for "no date". If the website URL you are citing runs onto the next line, be sure to break the address after a "/" (http:// is an exception). More information about electronic sources is available on the Purdue OWL site.

Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. Author's Middle Initial. (Year, Month Day of publication).

          Title of report/document. http://webpage address

Doctorow, C. (2009, August 13). Photos of science fiction writers' nests. http://www.boingboing.net/2009/08/13/photos-of-science-fi.html

Web page with no author

When there is no author for a Web page, the title of the page takes the place of the author and is listed first. If there is no date available, use (n.d.), which stands for "no date". If the website URL you are citing runs onto the next line, be sure to break the address after a "/" (https:// is an exception).

Title of document. (Year, Month Day of publication). https://webpageaddress

Tenn. couple accused of assault using Cheetos. (2009, June 27). https://msnbc.msn.com/id31580100/ns/us_news-weird_news/

 

Graphic Data

Give the name of the organization or individual followed by the date and the title. If there is no title, in brackets, you should provide a brief explanation of what type of data is there and in what form it appears. Include the URL and the retrieval date if there is no publication date.

Examples of graphic data include interactive maps, infographics, graphs and charts, and other graphic representations of data.

HatchMed. (2017). 8 ways to improve patient satisfaction [Infographic]. HatchMed.com. 

        https://www.hatchmed.com/blog/2017/1/30/8-ways-to-improve-patient-satisfaction

Google. (n.d.). [Google Map of Purdue University]. Retrieved January 12, 2020, from https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4237095,-86.9233886,17z

YouTube & Streaming Video

[Username]. (Year, Month Date). Title of video [Video]. Streaming Service. URL

Lushi, K. [Korab Lushi]. (2016, July 3). Albatross culture 1 [Video]. YouTube.     

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AMrJRQDPjk&t=148s

Podcast Episodes

Host, A. A. (Host). (Year, Month Date). Title of episode (No. if provided) [Audio podcast episode]. In Name of podcast. Publisher. URL

Prime, K. (Host). (2019, March 29). For whom the cowbell tolls [Audio podcast episode]. In Radiolab. WNYC        Studios.https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/whom-cowbell-tolls

In-Text Citations

For an overview of the ways to cite electronic information in text in APA style, see the Purdue OWL, which provides an overview of the basic in text citation formats.

The APA Style website provides an overview of information regarding citations in text of electronic material on the APA Frequently Asked Questions page, including e-mail communications, entire websites, web pages with no authors, and website material with no author, no year, and no page numbers.