Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 2040

You can do it from scratch or use the forms on Son of Citation Machine to help you.

Son of Citation Machine

  1. Go to the Cite the Easy Way page in the Cite APA Style guide (link below), and scroll down to the Citation Generators box for a link to Son of Citation Machine.
  2. Choose Web page and fill out the form with all the info available.
  3. When done, click on the Make Citation button and copy your citation for your References page or in text citation.

From Scratch
To do it from scratch, use the guidelines below. Many web sites don't have all the information such as author. In those cases you have to skip over unavailable information and go on to the next one.

The Basics

eBook with DOI
Author, A. A. (Publication date). Title of work. doi: xxxxx

eBook without DOI (use URL)
Author, A. A. (Publication date). Title of work. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxx

Web site
Author, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of Page/Document. Retrieved from URL


database: Encyclopedias
Google Inc.. (2012). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from

eBook with DOI
Schiraldi, G. R. (2001). The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing, recovery,

and growth [Adobe Digital Editionis version]. doi:10.1036/0071393722

eBook without DOI
Shotton, M. A. (1989) Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency [DX Reader version].

Retrieved from

Web Site
GVU’s 8th WWW user survey.
(n.d.). Retrieved from


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