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Electronic Sources in APAFormat

Examples of Electronic Sources in APAFormat

Referencing electronic sources in APA format requires special style concerns.
Electronic sources in APA format

A few examples of different electronic sources in APA format.

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Electronic References Are Similar to Other References

The basic format of an electronic reference is very similar to that of any other reference. However, you do need to include the date the reference was retrieved from the Internet as well as the online location of the document. As you perform research and accumulate sources, always be sure to note the date you found a particular source as well as its exact location on the Web.

Use a Digital Object Identifier When Possible

Because online URLs can change, the APA recommends utilizing a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) in your references whenever possible. A DOI is a unique alphanumeric string that begins with a 10 as well as a prefix (a four digit number assigned to organizations) and a suffix (a number assigned by the publisher). Many publishers will include the DOI on the first page of an electronic document. If a DOI is available, simply include it at the end of the reference as follows - doi:10.0000/00000000000

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