08-17-2008 10:04 PM
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08-17-2008 11:47 PM
Replying to my own question! If at first you don't succeed...
Going back into editing styles again, I realised that if using copy and paste, it is important not to paste apples on oranges..:-) - the conference paper reference type that I had copied from had used the field name Access Date - but the electronic article reference type has named the same field Date Accessed - as soon as I replaced Access Date with Date Accessed in the edited style the correct date appeared in the citation. Yippee! Sorry to waste the forum space - but who knows? - this may assist someone else.
08-17-2008 11:52 PM
The APA published a new Style Guide to Electronic References in 2007, which updates the relevant section of the 5th edition of the Publication Manual.
On page 2 it states: "For undated or otherwise changeable content retrieved from the open Web, as well as in-preparation, in-press, or preprint journal articles, include the retrieval date. No retrieval date is necessary for content that is not likely to be changed or updated, such as a journal article or book."