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What a Tangled Web: Website Versus Web Page. By Stefanie Sitting here in the offices of APA, we APA Style experts find it easy to forget that not everyone uses or chats about APA Style every day of the week. Therefore, it is not surprising that sometimes we plunge into discussions without fully defining all of the terms we use. Today, I’d like to address what has become a recurring question from APA Style users: What constitutes a web page, and what is a website? That is, are these two different things or two names for the same thing? These are two different things, although one is made up of the other. The web, displayed on a monitor or mobile device, which could provide text, pictures, or other forms of data. Let’s use APA’s website as our example. Let’s say I do a search from the home page on the term autism. Photo credit: Photodisc/Thinkstock.

Book with Organization as Author - APA Style Guide - LibGuides at Indian River State College. CitingPrintSources APA. AP Style alert: Don’t capitalize internet and web anymore – Poynter. Associated Press editors announced a new stylebook change Saturday ahead of a session at the annual American Copy Editors Society's conference — the 2016 stylebook will lowercase the words "internet" and "web. " "The changes reflect a growing trend toward lowercasing both words, which have become generic terms," AP Standards Editor Thomas Kent told Poynter via email. The changes are two of many in recent years that reflects evolving usage.

Last year, Adam Nathaniel Peck, an associate editor at the New Republic, made the case for de-capitalizing "internet," noting that most people likely don't think of it as a proper noun anymore. The giveaway, say linguists, is that pesky little determiner that usually accompanies the word internet. 'We use ‘the’ when we talk about the internet, and that perpetuates the usage of the uppercase,' said Katherine Connor Martin, the head of U.S. English Dictionaries at Oxford University Press.

It's the difference between an internet and the Internet. Susan C. How to Cite a Press Release in APA Style. By Chelsea Lee When you’re researching a cutting-edge topic, there are few sources of information more of the moment than press releases. Citing them in APA Style is very simple. As for any reference list entry, the four elements you’ll need are the author, the date, the title (with a description of form in square brackets, when the form is something different from the norm), and the source (e.g., a URL). Here are some example references for press releases: Determining Authorship for Press Releases Determining authorship is probably the hardest part of writing the press release reference list entry.

It helps to know that press releases are typically written by an organization about itself (their typical audience is journalists, who use them as a foundation for their own stories). Indexed Press Releases Press releases also may be indexed on commercial distribution services, such as PR Newswire, which is the source of the third example above. Other Details. How Do I Cite a Kindle? By Chelsea Lee E-book readers, like the popular Kindle from, are revolutionizing the way we interact with the printed page. Although most e-book content has leaned toward the nonscholarly, major textbook manufacturers are now partnering with Amazon to produce e-textbooks, with a pilot program to be run at six universities in Fall 2009. They have recently debuted the Kindle DX ($489 retail), which in comparison to the original Kindle boasts a bigger screen (9.7” vs. 6” diagonally) and native support for PDFs, both key to good textbook reproduction.

For the students and scholars who use Kindles (or other e-book readers) when writing papers, the next question becomes, how do I cite material I read on a Kindle? For the reference list entry, you’ll need to include the type of e-book version you read (two examples are the Kindle DX version and the Adobe Digital Editions version). Consult Chapter 7 of the 6th ed. of the Publication Manual (examples 19, 20, and 21) for some more help. Census Data, Tax Forms and Other Government Documents - APA Style: Citing Your Sources - Research Guides at University of Southern California.

Government Reports When citing government documents, provide as much information as you can. The citation largely follows the format for books where the author is the government office or department. Example: National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS Publication No. Non-profit or Non-governmental agency Reports With a corporate author, retrieved online. Name of agency. When there is no specific author, the corporation or group can be treated as the author.

With an individual as author, retrieved in print or onlineAuthor, A. If a person authors a report for an agency, provide the author's name, and use the name of the agency as the publisher.Use DC, not D.C. Paschall, P. (2013). Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors: Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell KeckLast Edited: 2018-02-21 02:26:13 Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart.

You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Title Page Abstract. How to Cite an Online Associated Press Article. The Associated Press is an international news association that writes and sells content to newspapers around the globe. Usually, when an article has originated from the Associated Press, it is simply credited to the organization instead of to a specific author. This means that associated press articles accessed online should list "Associated Press" as the author. The American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA) and Chicago Manual of Style all call for slightly different formats for the citation of online newspaper articles. Step 1 Format your citation in the following manner if you are using MLA style: Author. "Title. " Name of Newspaper in italics. Step 2 Format your citation in the following manner if you are using Chicago style: Author.

Step 3 Format your citation in the following manner if you are using APA style: Author. About the Author Forest Time has been writing for over a decade. How to Cite Multiple Pages From the Same Website. By Timothy McAdoo Sometimes one's research relies on a very narrow thread of the World Wide Web. What do I mean? We are sometimes asked how to cite multiple web pages from the same website. “Can’t I just cite the entire website?” Our efficiency-minded readers ask. If you merely mention a website, yes. But, if you quote or paraphrase information from individual pages on a website, create a unique reference for each one. Let’s look at an example: Say you are writing a paper about Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). It may seems a little unusual to have so many similar references, but in the context of this research topic, it makes perfect sense.

In-Text Citations When you quote directly from a web page, be sure to include the paragraph number, in lieu of a page number, with the in-text citation. Related Readings.