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APA Citation Guide (6th Edition): Codes of Ethics (Online)

This research guide is based on the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

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On The Web But Not a Website?

Be careful! Just because you found something on the web, it doesn’t mean you are citing a website.

Look at the material closely – is it a journal article? A newspaper article? An encyclopedia? An eBook? Use the format that best describes the item.

Tips

Author

It can sometimes be difficult to find out who the author of a website is. Remember that an author can be a corporation or group, not only a specific person. Author information can sometimes be found under an "About" section on a website.

If there is no known author, start the citation with the title of the website instead.

Date

The best date to use for a website is the date that the content was last updated. Otherwise look for a copyright or original publication date. Unfortunately this information may not be provided or may be hard to find. Often date information is put on the bottom of the pages of a website.

If you do not know the complete date, put as much information as you can find. For example you may have a year but no month or day.

If there is no date provided, put the letters (n.d.) in round brackets where you'd normally put the date.

Retrieval Date

If the content of a website is likely to change over time (e.g. Wikis), you must provide the date you last visited the website.

Long URLs

If a URL is too long to fit onto one line, try to break it at a slash (/).

ABA Model Rules for Professional Conduct (Law Practitioners)

Reference Entry

American Bar Association. (2016). Model rules of professional conduct. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://www.americanbar.org/groups
/professional_responsibility/publications /model_rules_of
_professional_conduct/

In-Text 

First Time: (American Bar Association [ABA], 2016)

Subsequent Time(s): (ABA, 2016)

ALA Code of Ethics

Reference Entry

American Library Association. (2008). Code of ethics. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.ala.org/tools/ethics

In-Text 

First Time: (American Library Association [ALA], 2008)

Subsequent Time(s): (ALA, 2008)

AMA Code of Ethics (Medical Professionals)

Reference Entry

American Medical Association. (2016). AMA principles of medical ethics. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/ama-principles-medical-ethics

In-Text 

First Time: (American Medical Association [AMA], 2016)

Subsequent Time(s): (AMA, 2016)

ANA Code of Ethics (Nurses)

Reference Entry

American Nurses Association (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. Silver Spring, MD: Nursesbooks.org Retrieved from https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nursing-excellence/ethics/code-of-ethics-for-nurses/coe-view-only/

In-Text 

First Time: (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2015)

Subsequent Time(s): (ANA, 2015)

NASW Code of Ethics (Social Workers)

Reference Entry

National Association of Social Workers. (2017). NASW code of ethics. Retrieved Month, Day, Year, from https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English

In-Text 

First Time: (National Association of Social Workers [NASW], 2017)

Subsequent Time(s): (NASW, 2017)

Zine Librarians Code of Ethics

Reference Entry

Zine Librarians Interest Group. (2015). Zine librarians code of ethics. Retrieved Month, Day, Year, from http://zinelibraries.info/code-of-ethics/

In-Text 

First Time: (Zine Librarians Interest Group [ZLIG], 2015)

Subsequent Time(s): (ZLIG, 2015)