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APA Style -6th edition

This guide provides resources for learning how to cite your sources using APA Style guidelines.

Basic Web Page

Helpful Tip

When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time. 

General Format

  • In-text citation, paraphrase: (Author's surname, year)
  • In-text citation, quotation: (Author's surname, year, page or paragraph number [if available])
  • Reference list citation:  Personal or corporate author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.). Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document


  • In-text citation, paraphrase: (Driscoll & Brizee, 2010)
  • In-text citation, quotation: (Driscoll & Brizee, 2010, para. 4)

Reference list citation:

Driscoll, D.L., & Brizee, A. (2010). Evaluating sources: Overview. Retrieved from

Google Advanced Search

How to use the Google Advanced Search to do more effective searches on the Internet. Created by Instructional Services, David L. Rice Library at the University of Southern Indiana.

DavidLRiceLibrary. (2010, January 15). Google advanced search.wmv [Video file]. Retrieved from