Referencing websites and curriculum documents in both the APA 7th and the APA 6th style
January 15, 2020
In this video, I will show you how to reference
websites and curriculum documents in the APA 7th and the APA 6th style.
To correctly reference information found on a website, you need to include the following
components. You need to include the authorís surname and initials. This is often an institution
or a government body. You also need to include the year of publication, the title of the
website in italic font, and the URL. The URL should be hyperlinked in APA 7th style, but
not hyperlinked in the APA 6th style. Here are two examples of correctly formatted
website references in APA 7th style. Websites are referenced as author followed by a full
stop, the year and month in brackets followed by a full stop, the title of the website in
italic font, any additional information regarding the author or publisher, and the hyperlink
for the website. Here are the same examples formatted according
to the APA 6th style. You will see that the differences between the two styles are that
the URL is not hyperlinked and that the APA 6th format does not include the additional
information about the publisher. Curriculum documents are usually published
online as a page on a website. As such, you reference them in the same way as other websites.
Here are two examples of correctly formatted curriculum document references, the first
one formatted in APA 7th style and the second in APA 6th style. As you can see, these curricula
have been formatted in the same way as other websites, showing the author, year, title,
and the website URL. Finally, remember that you can use information
you found on a website in your writing, as long as the source is of good quality (such
as government websites). Always make sure that the website is the best source for the
information you are trying to convey.