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APA - Referencing Guide

Internet Documents


Cite documents published on the internet according to the specific guidelines for the type of document. More specific information is available for E-books and E-journals.

Government reports and company annual reports are examples of documents that may be published on the internet.

Please note: If no author or editor is given and the document is not a part, article or chapter, then citation is by title, and format will precede the year of publication.


Standard format for citation

Author, A. A. (Year). Title: Subtitle (Edition). Publisher. Retrieved from Source or supplier information: internet address


Electronic document

Murray, G. (2005). A duty of care to children and young people in Western Australia: Report on the quality assurance and review of unsubstantiated allegations of abuse in care: 1 April 2004 to 12 September 2005. Retrieved from Western Australia, Department of Child Protection website:

Electronic document: no author

How to cite references (1996). Retrieved from Murdoch University Library:

Government publication: Australian Bureau of Statistics document

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (1997). Mental health and wellbeing: Profile of adults, Western Australia (cat. no. 4326.5). Retrieved from AusStats:

Government publication: Government department

Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care. (2000). National youth suicide prevention strategy. Retrieved from

Whole Internet site

Goldberg, I. (2000). Dr. Ivan's depression central. Retrieved from

Blog post

Flower, R. (2015, June 1). How a simple formula for resolving problems and conflict can change your reality [Blog post]. Pick The Brain. Retrieved from

Analytics report

Google Analytics. (2017). Analytics 3.1: Water Corporation domain only (excluding internal traffic and bots%2Fspiders) overview 20160701-20170630. Retrieved from http://Analytics 3.1 Water Corporation Domain Only (Excluding Internal Traffic and Bots%2FSpiders) Overview 20160701-20170630.pdf