- Author (Lastname, Initials)
- Year of publication
- Title (italics, capitalise only first word of title and subtitle and proper nouns)
Author, A. (Year). Title of document. Retrieved from http://...
According to O'Neill (2015) ...
Decile ratings are ... (O'Neill, 2015).
O'Neill, J. (2015). What do decile ratings tell us? Retrieved from http://www.cpag.org.nz/what-do-decile-ratings-tell-us/
- See What to do when some of this information is missing (guidance from APA) for further information
- Include a retrieval date if the material is likely to change over time (e.g. wikis, nonarchived social media pages), e.g.
Center for Sustainable Engineering. (2009). Benchmark Assessment. Retrieved February 10, 2015, from http://www.csengin.org/csengine/sub.html?skuvar=147
PDF documents on websites
Ministry of Health. (2015). Suicide facts: Deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations 2012. Retrieved from https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/suicide-facts-2012-may15-v2.pdf
New Zealand Teachers Council. (2004). Code of ethics for registered teachers. Retrieved from http://www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz/required/ethics/codeofethics.stm
According to Kearsley (n.d.)...
In experiential learning... (Kearsley, n.d.)
Kearsley, G. (n.d.). Experiential learning. Retrieved from http://tip.psychology.org/
- Use the title of the document and date in text. The in-text citation can include just a few words from the title to identify the item in the reference list
Antipsychotics dangerous for elderly with dementia. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_65042.html
- Begin the reference-list entry with the title of the document
According to Grohol (2006) OR
Grohol (2006) believes ...
Grohol, J. M. (2006, August 3). While you sleep, your brain keeps working [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://psychcentral.com/blog/
- Title is not in italics
- Include the format (blog post) in brackets after the title
- Provide a specific date for material that is published frequently (e.g. blog posts or social media updates)
For more information see How to Cite a Blog Post in APA Style from the APA Style Blog.