Personal communications are not included in the reference list because they do not provide recoverable data. Note that the author may be an individual but is often a group or company, as shown below, and that the date reflects the year the version you used was released, even though previous versions may have been released in different years.APA citations appear in text, within parentheses at the end of the phrase referring to the source.The reference list provides all the bibliographical information on the source, so the in-text citation only requires only the author's last name and the publication year.If you mention a program in your text, include its proper name and the version number, in parentheses.Online surveys: If you mention the use of an online survey program, such as Survey Monkey or Qualtrics, just provide the URL in your text, in parentheses. Obscure Reference Generator (Version 4.1) [Computer software].The page number is only given if a specific quotation or section of a source is referenced.This is the sentence that I am citing (Smith, 2016).Examples include emails, personal interviews and specific information from social media sites that others are unable to access. If the app is a reference work (like a dictionary, encyclopedia, or medical reference), it's also possible to cite an entry in the app, just like an entry in a print or electronic reference work.specifies that a reference is not necessary for "standard software and programming languages", such as Microsoft Word, Java, Adobe Photoshop, and SPSS. Sample citation for a dissertation retrieved from the MLA database: Wang, Yuanfei. Note: The examples below are for a bibliographic entry. Container (Name of Repository), Location (URL or DOI). In-text citation: (Wang 125) See pages 746-747 (#14.224) in the manual for more detail.