How do I set up APA web and social media citations?

CWI Writing Center: APA Web and Social Media Citations

Due to the sharp increase in electronic sources, APA has released new ways to cite Web-based sources. Below are some common examples of electronic entries for the References page.

Data Set or Graphic Representation


Note: E-mails, interviews, memos, letters, and other unpublished person-to-person communication are considered personal communication in APA. So, there will be no entry on the References page, only in-text citations in the body of the paper where the e-mail is referenced.

Entry or Comment on a Blog

Facebook Post

Online Audio File

Online Book or E-book

Online Video Clip



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