Example APA Style: Internet article

The APA has specific rules about how to cite an internet article. Remember to record the whole URL (www.scribbr.nl/easy/article) instead of just using the cover page (www.scribbr.nl).

Along with the author name and date, the in-text citation should include the page number. Many internet sources do not include a page number, in which case you should include the subheading (if applicable) and paragraph number from where the specific information cited has been taken. You do not need to include the subheading and paragraph number if the citation is referring to the article in general.

If you’re not referring to an article but you’re referring to a photo, video etc., you need to place the type of source in square brackets after the title.

 Internet article
APA-formatAuthorLastName, FirstInitial. (Year, Month Day). TitleArticle [Type]. Retrieved from http://WebAddress
In referencelistWorland, J. (2015, July 27). U.S. flood risk could be worse than we thought. Retrieved from http://time.com/3973256/flooding-risk-coastal-cities/
In the text
  • An article on Time suggests that … (Worland, 2015, para 1).
  • In a news article Worland (2015, para 1) suggests that … .
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