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APA 6th Edition Citation Style


Citation Elements in Order:  
1.  Author: not available
2.  Publication date: not available
3.  Website article title: United Arab Emirates Architecture
4.  Retrieval date: June 17, 2010
5.  Publisher: UAE Interact
6.  URL:


Document Example:



Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • If there is no author, the article title comes first.
  • If there is no date, use the abbreviation n.d.
  • It is no longer necessary to include the date of retrieval unless the source material may change over time (e.g., Wikis).

United Arab Emirates architecture. (n.d.). Retrieved June 17, 2010, from UAE Interact website:


In-Text Citations:

  • Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.
  • When a work has no identified author, cite in text the first few words of the article title using double quotation marks, “headline-style" capitalization, and the year.

(“United Arab Emirates Architecture,” n.d.)

  • Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.
  • There must be a total match between the reference list and the parenthetical citation, so the article title must stand in place of an author’s name in the essay.

“United Arab Emirates Architecture” (n.d.) describes building materials used in early settlements.