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APA Tips- Prof. Forbes


APA Tips

Web Page Tips

  • Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. If there is no author, spell out the organization.

  • (Year, Month Date). Note: Provide as specific a date as is available, but may be only the year. If there is no date use (n.d.).

  • Title of page or section. Note: Italicize the title of the page.

  • Source. Note: If the source is different from the author as organization, list it here.

  • URL


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2019, December 3). Middle school teachers. Occupational Outlook 



Format of Group Author Names (Publication Manual (7th ed.) Sections 9.7–9.11)

When multiple government agencies are listed on a work, use the most specific agency as the author. Include the broader bureau or department of which the agency is a part in the source.


National Institute of Nursing Research. (2015). A family’s perspective: Pediatric palliative care stories (NIH Publication No. 15-

     NR-8018). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

When multiple government agencies are listed on a work, use the most specific agency.


Thorson, T., McGrath, C., & Magenheimer, S. (2011). Jory soil selected as Oregon’s official state soil. Natural Resources

     Conservation Service.