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APA Citation Help

Use this guide to assist with your APA citations.

Citing Websites

Citing Websites

Citing webpages or documents on a website is similar to citing print sources.  The following information is copied from the Purdue Owl APA website, linked below:

Webpage or Piece of Online Content

If the page names an individual author, cite their name first:

FORMAT:

Lastname, F. M., (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

EXAMPLE:

Price, D. (2018, March 23). Laziness does not exist. Medium. https://humanparts.medium.com/laziness-does-not-exist-3af27e312d01

 

No Author? 

If the resource was written by a group or organization, use the name of the group/organization as the author.  Additionally, if the author and site name are the same, omit the site name from the citation.

FORMAT:

Group name. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

EXAMPLE:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (2019, November 21). Justice served: Case closed for over 40 dogfighting victims. https://www.aspca.org/news/justice-served-case-closed-over-40-dogfighting-victims

If the page's author is not listed, start with the title instead.  Additionally, include a retrieval date when the page's content is likely to change over time (like, for instance, if you're citing a wiki that is publicly edited).

FORMAT:

Title of page. (Year, Month Date). Site name. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL

EXAMPLE:

Quantum physics (2019, May 16). New scientist. Retrieved February 13, 2020 from https://www.newscientist.com/term/quantum-physics/

 
No Date?

If the date of publication is not listed, use the abbreviation (n.d.)

FORMAT:

Author. (n.d.). Title of page. Site name (if applicable). URL

EXAMPLE:

National Alliance on Mental Illness. (n.d.). Mental health conditions. https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions

 

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