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Citing sources -- APA 6th Ed.

Internet sources

Please note that these examples refer to articles retrieved from the free Internet as opposed to a database.  For an example of citing an article taken from a database, click on the database articles tab above.  Also, please note that the information presented under this tab concerns the electronic retrieval aspects of formulating a citation.  For guidance on correctly citing bibliographic information (such as author names, publication dates, journal titles, etc), please see the print articles tab above.


Article from a Web page:
Ostro, A. (2009, Oct. 8). Twitter is frozen in time. Mashable. Retrieved from

Article from a Web page, no author:
Globalization and clothes. (2006). Retrieved from

Article from a Web page, no date:
Dvoretsky, D.P. (n.d.). History: Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Retrieved

Online newspaper article:
Zernike, K. (2009, April 1). Paying in full as the ticket into colleges.  The New York Times.  Retrieved from

Web-only journal:
Sheehan, K.B., & Morrison, D.K. (2009, March).  Beyond convergence: Confluence culture and the role of the
     advertising agency in a changing world [online exclusive].  First Monday, 14(3).  Retrieved from

Audio podcast:
Van Nuys, D. (Producer). (2006, October 13). Understanding autism [Audio podcast]. Shrink Rap Radio.
     Retrieved from

Blog posting:
Blakeslee, S. (2009, Sept. 24). Article Quick Search vs Google. The Library Channel. Message posted to

Psychometric assessment. (n.d.). Retrieved from 

American Psychological Association. (Producer). (2000). Responding theraputically to patient expressions of
     sexual attraction [DVD]. Available from http://www.apa.videos

Video/Movie online:
Norton, R. (2006, November 4). How to train a cat to operate a light switch [Video file]. Retrieved from


Based upon the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, sections 7.01 and 7.07, and the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, #s 25, 49, and 50.

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