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APA Style Guide

This guide is intended to help students cite their sources according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2010).

Basic Web Page (pp. 187-192)

When citing sources that you find on the Internet you must include a retrieval date only when the information you viewed is likely to change over time (p. 192). This usually pertains to wikis and blogs.


General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Year)


In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])



Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.).

         Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document



In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Dawson, 1987)


In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Dawson, 1987, para. 5)



Dawson, A.T. (1987). A survey of Canadian Aboriginal writers. Retrieved from