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APA Web Documents 6th Ed.

  1. 1. Bank Street College Library APA Web Documents American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  2. 2. Web Documents Web documents have many of the same elements as print documents but there are some points you need to remember, they: • frequently move or are removed from a site. • often do NOT have: – page numbers – publication dates – authors, etc., So, it is important to state whatever information you have in your reference list and citation. New points in APA 6th Ed., are: you do NOT have to include: • retrieval dates unless the source material may change over time (e.g., wikis). • database information unless the item is an archival document (e.g., discontinued journal, monograph, or disssertation that was not formally published somewhere else). (American Psychological Association, p. 192 )
  3. 3. Citing References In Your Paper Follow the author/date format as you would for a print resource. If you are citing a direct quote and there is no page number, use the name of the chapter or heading where the quote appears. (American Psychological Association, p. 172)
  4. 4. Website As a Whole If you are referring to a website in its entirety, just refer to the name and website's homepage address in the text of your paper. There is no need for a reference list entry. • The Bank Street Bookstore is a wonderful website for finding that perfect children's book (http://www.bankstreetbooks.com/) (see http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/cite-website.aspx) • President Obama uses Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/barackobama) to keep citizens up to speed on his initiatives. (see http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2009/10/how-to-cite-twitter-andfacebook-part-i.html)
  5. 5. Part of a Website Raimondo, J., & Cohen, E. (2003). Art safari: An adventure in looking, for children and adults. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Retrieved from http://www.moma.org/interactives/artsafari/ This citation above is part of Moma’s website (http://www.moma.org/).
  6. 6. Part of a Website, No Author As there is no author, the title moves to the author position. Include the retrieval date and the section's web address. Do NOT: • italicize the title • add a period at the end of a web address. IAN Research Findings: Regression. (2012). Retrieved July 14, 2012, from http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/ianresearch-findings-regression Cite in your text the first few words of the title and and use double quotation marks ("IAN Research Findings," 2012). (American Psychological Association, p. 172)
  7. 7. Reference Lists & DOI Provide as much of the following information as possible, including any volume or issue numbers for online periodicals: Article with a DOI (digital object identifier) • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of document. Title of Complete Work, xx, pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx These websites will help you find a journal’s homepage http://www.doi.org/ http://www.crossref.org/ You can add the numbers after doi: to this hyperlink http://dx.doi.org/ to make it an URL for a journal article or homepage. (American Psychological Association, pp. 188-191, 198-199)
  8. 8. Reference Lists & Websites Provide as much of the following information as possible, including any volume or issue numbers for online periodicals: Article from a website • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of document. Title of Complete Work, xx, pp-pp. Retrieved from http://xxx.xxx Sillick, T. J. & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and selfesteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap (American Psychological Association, pp. 198-199)
  9. 9. ERIC ERIC is a great resource. It contains citaions and links to published journal articles and also informally published or self-archived work. If the item has an: • EJ accession number treat it like a journal in print if it doesn’t have a DOI. • ED accession number in the item’s record. Your reference list should have Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED******) Kubota, K. (2007). “Soaking” models for learning: Analyzing Japanese learning/teaching process from a socio-historical perspective. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED498566) (American Psychological Association, p. 212 )
  10. 10. Online Journals Online Version of a Print Journal Brookhart, S. M. (2008). Feedback that fits [Electronic version]. Educational Leadership. 65(4), 54-59. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/ Online Journal Only (not from a database, e.g., ProQuest or EBSCOhost) Yerrick, R., & Johnson, J. (2009). Meeting the needs of middle grade science learners through pedagogical and technological intervention. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. 9(3). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/ (American Psychological Association, p. 185)
  11. 11. Contact Email: librarian@bankstreet.edu Phone: +212-875-4456 or +212-875-4564

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