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Citing Sources : Internet sources

This guide provides information on citing your sources in some of the most commonly used citation formats: APA, MLA, and Chicago.

General APA format for internet sources

Provide the following elements for Web pages that are not periodical articles if available:

1. Name of author, editor or name of organization.

2. Date of publication/last update of web document. Use (n.d.) when date unavailable.

3. Title

4. Name of sponsoring organization.

5. Retrieved from URL of website (or if very long, the URL of the site’s search page) .

Examples of correct APA citations of internet sources

Example of a document on a website

Greater Milford Area Healthy Community, Task Force on Teen and Adolescent Issues. (n.d.). Who has time for a family meal? You do! Task Force on Teen and Adolescent Issues. Retrieved from

Example of a YouTube video

Nieman Foundation [Harvard].(2013, May 9). How Latinos are seen and heard in America[Video file]. Retrieved from ch?v=NWSKMRhrkKw

Examples of Articles from an Online Periodical:

Sarewitz, D., & Pielke,R. (2000, July). Breaking the global warming gridlock. [Electronic version]. The Atlantic Monthly, 286(1), 54-64.

Internet-only journal (URL or DOI is required)

O’Connor, R. M. (2002). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3. Retrievedfrom

Hodge, D. (2008). Sexual trafficking in the United States: A domestic problem with transnational dimensions.Social Work, 53(2), 143-152. doi:10.1093/sw/53.2.14 3

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