How to cite and refer to web pages with the APA Standard format?

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This is a system that has been implemented all over the world and with it you can quote or refer to books, literary works, written on sheets of paper. Or even movies and web pages, but it turns out that their use is not done correctly. That's why we will explain to you How to cite and refer to web pages with the APA Standard format?

We have already shown you in other articles, how this format of the APA standard. But in an Office program, where you can create margins, text and page numbers according to the APA standard in a Word document.



How to cite and refer to web pages with the APA Standard format

The use of the APA standard it is widely used to refer to a web page, when university students carry out a research project. Or those who are responsible for conducting scientific research. But to do it correctly we must take into account some aspects of the appointment we are going to take.

These aspects can be, if the quote or reference it will be literal or not, if the reference refers to an anonymous and generic book, where the website will belong to the author. Or a text will be quoted from a web page but it is already part of a publication that already has author and date. It may seem a bit complicated, but with an example we will try to make you understand better.

How to cite or refer to a web page in the APA format with author and date

When using this form of reference, we must know the work from which we extracted the information and the reference must be included in the citation. You will start putting the surname of the author, then a comma, then you have to add the initials of their names and end with a period, if there are more authors put the main one and then "et alii" which means and others.



Or you can also choose the option to put all the names, these separated by semicolons (;) then you will write the year of publication, this in brackets. Then put another period and then write the title of the work, the latter in italics. And finally you will put in parentheses what kind of publication it is.

Now you need to add the name of the website and web page address or URL, followed by data in queried, this in parentheses. This last information is very important, as publications change on the internet. And if this publication is 1 or 2 years old, there is no guarantee that you will find it on the same site.


How to cite or refer to a web page in the APA format without author and date

Without this data as it is, the author's name or date the situation can be a bit complicated to cite and refer to web pages with the format WHAT standard. And we couldn't use the above method. Then we must proceed as follows, we put the title of the publication followed by sf in brackets that is (sf).


We will then enter the page title, then the publication type, followed by the website name, followed by the URL and finally the date the query was made. And now you can do referencing a web page using the APA Standard format. And so we come to the end of this interesting tutorial.


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