Answered By: Sophie Farrar Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 Views: 126
To reference a primary source viewed on a website (i.e. not the original diary), follow the example below:
(Department of Veterans Affairs [DVA] & Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards [BOSTES] NSW, 2015)
You must also refer to the diary in your sentence and make it very clear who wrote the entry and the specific date you are referring to e.g. On May 17, solider Ellis Silas wrote "........." (in-text reference as above).
Department of Veterans Affairs & Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW. (2015). Diary of Ellis Silas - Diary Extract: May 1915. Retrieved from http://www.gallipoli.gov.au/an-artist-at-the-landing/diary-of-ellis-silas/diary-extract-may-1915.php
This example follows the rule for citing a speech in APA style, when you don't cite the speech itself but rather the source you found it in, for example a book of famous speeches (see link below for more information).