How To Cite IAD Using APA Standards

General guidelines:

General format/sequence:
Author. Date published, if available (n.d. -no date- if not known). Title of article. Title of web site. Retrieved date. From URL.

  • Separate each item of the citation with a period and two spaces

  • Use hanging indents following the first line

  • List entries alphabetically by author, if no author list the title first


Rohrer, K. <Date Published>. <Title of Page>. In Incredible Art Department. Retrieved July 4, 1013, from <URL of Page>.


Remember to refer to your instructor as to the:

  • Type of style required

  • Any variations. For example,

  • Whether to include the retrieval date

  • How to cite digitial object locators

  • (.pdf's, images, Flash pieces, etc.)
    Respective manuals for sequencing the list, for page notes, and for other detailed information
    Refer to the Basics of APA Style Tutorial for updates on the 6th edition, as well as the various citation types and options.

How do I determine the last date the page was updated? Simply go to this URL and do a search on the URL of the page you're looking for and look at the date. For example, let's say the URL you want to cite is located on You simply copy this URL and when you get to the site map page, you do a "find" or "Search" on the page using the copied URL. It will go to the URL you're looking for and this is the date the page was loast modified: <lastmod>2013-06-10</lastmod>