APA and Non-Traditional Sources

Examples of how to cite various web sources.

1) A blog post will follow the syntax of any publication.

Bloom, H. (2006, December 20). The King of All Sports Media – ESPN. Sports Business News. Retrieved 30 April 2007 from http://sportsbiznews.blogspot.com/2006/12/king-of-all-sports-media-espn.html.

2) No one used Wikipedia, but if you do, Wikipedia has a link on each page provide citation information.

3) A website. Generally speaking you should not be citing a website but a specific page in the site. Think of the website like a book or a journal or even a blog — it’s a “container” for content. To cite a specific page:

Baran, S. J. (n.d.) Sports and Television. The Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved 30 April 2007 from http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/S/htmlS/sportsandte/sportsandte.htm

4) PRNewsWire is the equivalent of a database, not a publisher. Companies pay to have their news releases distributed this way.

Politico.com Launches Plays for the Presidency. (2007, May 1). Politico. Retrieved 1 May 2007 from PR Newswire, http://prnewswire.com/news/index_mail.shtml?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-01-2007/0004578017&EDATE=

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