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Typically, you will be citing part of a website (for example, one page or document).  

APA Format

Chapter or Section of a Larger Web Site or Online Book

General guidelines:

If there is an individual author (or authors) listed:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of section. In Title of book or larger document (chapter or section number). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

If there is no author:

Title of section. (Date of publication). In Title of book or larger document (chapter or section number). Retrieved from site:http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Examples:

Rivera, A. (2011). Success stories: Alex. In 2008 Physical activity guidelines for Americans. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/success/alex.html

History of patient navigation. (2018). In Establishing effective patient navigation programs in oncology: Proceedings of a workshop. Retrieved from https://www.nap.edu/read/25073/chapter/3

Web Document or Report (often found on an organization or government web site)

General guidelines:

Organization name. (Date published or updated).  Title of report: Subtitle of report.  Retrieved from http://someurl

U.S. Government Department, Name of Center or Institute, Name of Center within the Center. (Date published or updated). Title of report or fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.gov/full/url/

Examples:

American Nurses Association. (2016). Sharps injury prevention.  Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/WorkplaceSafety/Healthy-Work-Environment/SafeNeedles

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. (2016, June 16). Heart failure fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_failure.htm

 

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