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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. URL


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. Western Australia, Department of Child Protection.

Electronic document: no author

How to cite references (1996). 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).

Government publication: Government agency or department

Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. (2009). Belonging, being and becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia.

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

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. (2008). The national quality standard.

Western Australia. School Curriculum & Standards Authority. (2017). Curriculum and assessment outline: Humanities and Social Science.

Whole Internet site

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

Blog post

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

Analytics report

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