Welcome to the LibGuide where you will learn how to cite common online and web sources. Take a quick look at the title of each box to find how to cite your source correctly.
As usual, feel free to explore resources available outside of this LibGuide, check out my absolute favorite one, OWL Purdue’s Electronic Sources.
You don’t need to become an APA master in order to cite correctly, you simply need to become familiar with this style of citing.
There is a general pattern (format) for citing different types of sources. Depending on the additional information that you need to include, there are particular places where the information needs to be inserted.
Take a quick look at the slides below:
Please note the following:
The ASC does not recommend the use of Wikipedia as an academic resource. However, not citing your source or citing incorrectly is considered plagiarism.
There are many sources out there with free citation tools, however, these tools may not cite or differentiate between small details correctly.
Anytime you use a free tool like the one above, double check that the formatting is done correctly. I am talking about hanging indents, italics, and order of details.
1. Author’s last name and initials of first name (and middle name)
2. Date of publication or last update inside parenthesis. Use n.d. inside a parenthesis if the date is unknown.
3. Title of the website you are citing in italics; this can be the name of the website.
4. Use the phrase Retrieved from (no colon) and insert the complete URL where you found the document.
Galasso, M. (2016). Introduction to APA: home. Retrieved