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Website citation tips

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 document. Retrieved from http://webpage address

Doctorow, C. (2009, August 13). Photos of science fiction writers' nests . Retrieved

  from 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 "/" (http:// is an exception).

Title of document. (Year, Month Day of publication).  Retrieved from http://webpage address

Tenn. couple accused of assault using Cheetos. (2009, June 27).  Retrieved from

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31580100/ns/us_news-weird_news

National Institutes of Health (2009). Alzheimer's Disease. Retrieved from  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

      alzheimersdisease.html

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood

      Institute (2003). Managing asthma: A guide for schools (NIH Publication No. 02-2650). Retrieved from 

      http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/asth_sch.pdf