Websites

Important elements:

  • Author (Lastname, Initials)
  • Year of publication
  • Title (italics, capitalise only first word of title and subtitle and proper nouns)
  • URL

General format

Author, A. (Year). Title of document. Retrieved from http://...

In-text citation

According to O'Neill (2015) ...
Decile ratings are ... (O'Neill, 2015).

Reference list

O'Neill, J. (2015). What do decile ratings tell us? Retrieved from http://www.cpag.org.nz/what-do-decile-ratings-tell-us/

Note:

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

Corporate author

New Zealand Teachers Council. (2004). Code of ethics for registered teachers. Retrieved from http://www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz/required/ethics/codeofethics.stm

No Date

In-text citation

According to Kearsley (n.d.)...
In experiential learning... (Kearsley, n.d.)

Reference list

Kearsley, G. (n.d.). Experiential learning. Retrieved from http://tip.psychology.org/

No Author

In-text citation

(Antipsychotics, 2008)

  • 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

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

Blog Post

In-text citation

According to Grohol (2006) OR
Grohol (2006) believes ...

Reference list

Grohol, J. M. (2006, August 3). While you sleep, your brain keeps working [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://psychcentral.com/blog/

Note

  • 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.