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Social Science Resources: Electronic Sources: Web, etc.

description of library and internet resources useful for research in the social sciences

APA Resources

Additional APA Resources

APA: Web Resources

Web Site:

johnxxx2000. (2007, November 7). Australian aboriginal music: Song with didgeridoo. [Video file]. Retrieved from  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFGvNxBqYFI

Gaiman, N. (2010, February 9). Now we are nine. [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2010/02/now-we-are-nine.html

Online Scholarly Project or Reference Database:

Willett, P. (Ed.) (2003, April 24). Victorian Women Writers Project. Retrieved from http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/ 

Electronic Journal Article:

Landauer, M. (2007, May). Images of virtue: Reading, reformation and the visualization of culture in Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Hèloïse. Romanticism on the Net, 46, n.pag. Retrieved from http://www.erudit.org/revue/ron/2007/v/n46/016136ar.html

Raja, M. A. (2007). [Review of the book Voices of resistance: Muslim women on war, faith, and sexuality, ed. by S. Husain]. Postcolonial Text, 3(2), 1-3. Retrieved from http://postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/700/423

Legal Cases:

Brown v. Board of Educ., 347 U.S. 483 (1954). Retrieved from http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0347_0483_ZS.html 

Government Publication:

President’s Council on Bioethics. (2004, March). Reproduction and responsibility: The regulation of new biotechnologies. Retrieved from http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/pcbe/reports/reproductionandresponsibility/

Film or Video Recording:

Hallström, L. (Producer & Director). (1993). What’s eating Gilbert Grape [Motion picture]. USA: Paramount Pictures. Retrieved from http://www.hulu.com/watch/116246/whats-eating-gilbert-grape


Basic APA Format for Electronic Sources

The following elements should be listed in the numerical order in which they appear. If an element is not applicable, proceed directly to the next element, and continue to the final element of the citation:

  1. Name of the author, editor, narrator, performer, or translator of the work.
  2. Date of publication (year, month and day, as available); if nothing is available, use n.d.
  3. Title of the work (first word and proper names capitalized; the rest in lower case).
  4. Title of the overall Web site (upper and lower case and italicized), if distinct from item 3.
  5. DOI (digital object identifier) or Retrieved from URL (uniform resource locator or web address).

APA: E-Mail

E-mail messages, interviews, and other non-recoverable personal communications are not included in the list of references in APA Style. See Section 6.20 (p. 179) of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (2010).