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APA Citation Style Guide: References Examples - Web

No Publication Date

If you can’t find a  publication date, use the abbreviation “n.d.” in the place of the date.

Example: Karayannakos, E. (n.d.). Retrieved 20 Nov 2012, 2012, from http://www.greektheatre.gr/

Visual APA Style Guide

Easybib provides a visual guide to creating APA citations.  Click on the item to go to the guide:

Blog

Website

Examples

Article on a Website

Biello, D. (2007). 10 solutions for climate change: Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change. Retrieved 23 November 2012, from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=10-solutions-for-climate-change

Entire Website

Karayannakos, E. (2011). Retrieved 20 November 2012, from http://www.greektheatre.gr/

Blog Post

Scarborough, J. (2012). Campaigns looks past the polls. Retrieved 20 November 2012, 2012, from http://www.politico.com/blogs/joe-scarborough/2012/10/campaigns-look-past-the-polls-147424.html

Tweet

Real_ESPNLeBrun.  (2012, November 17).  NYC is where NHL and NHLPA will resume talks Monday [Twitter Post].  Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/269924574056042496

Determing Last Updated Date

If you can not find the last date a web page is updated on you can still figure it out by entering the following text in the URL address bar:
javascript:alert(document.lastModified). (
You may need to manual type javascript: if you paste the text into the address bar.)

This will bring up a pop-up box showing the last date the web page was updated on.

Update Date

NOTE: Some sites update everyday.  This may not be an indicator of when new content was added to the site.