Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list. APA in-text citation style uses the author's last name and the year of publication, for example: Field, For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: Field, , p. For sources such as websites and e-books that have no page numbers , use a paragraph number, for example: Field, , para.
How to Reference a Website
How to Format a List of Professional References
This guide explains all of the juicy details to referencing sites in your APA research papers. Think of it like a tree. A site is the tree and the individual pages are the branches. YouTube is the site, and the individual channel pages are the branches. Wikipedia is a site, and each article has its own individual page on that site. Q: This page describes citing specific pages and articles. Can I cite an entire site?
Guide: How to cite a Website in Harvard style
Reference styles do vary. The examples on this page may not match the preference of your School or Department - please check the guidelines from your School or Department to ensure you are following the preferred style. When you can't determine the author s of a website, use 'Anon.
Some professors will discourage you from using sources you find or access over the Internet. Although such restrictions may be excessive, there are reasons to be wary. For one thing, print publishing is more expensive, so many print publishers are careful not to make mistakes or to cut corners, in case what they publish turns out to be unreliable—and therefore useless. The seeming anonymity of the Internet also encourages some people to write things quickly, without checking to be sure of their facts or their conclusions. Most of us have had the experience of sending by email something we wrote quickly—perhaps when rushed or angry.