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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Webpage

Citing Webpages

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Website
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Website Name (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.

(2020, August).
(2020, September 28).

Title of work. Site Name.

Retrieved December 22, 2020 from https://xxx.xxxx


Tips for citing webpages (from page 350, APA 7th edition): 

  • Use the general "website" template to set up a citation if your reference doesn't seem to fit any other electronic category and does not have a "parent" organization such as a journal publisher. 
  • If you have multiple citations from one website, but are viewing different pages on the website, make a reference for each page you are citing. 
  • If you are just mentioning a website in general, but not specifically sharing information from the website, simply add the name of the website in the text and include the URL in parenthesis. 
  • If you are having trouble locating the author of the website, look in the "about" or "acknowledgement" page/section to see if it is mentioned there. 
  • You only need a retrieval date in the reference if the content is designed to change over time, such as a Wikipedia article, which does not keep or archive previous versions of a webpage. 
  • DOI links & website links can now be live or hyperlinked on any assignment that is turned in electronically or meant to be read online. 



Tucker, M. E. (2018, May). An occupational therapist may benefit your care. Diabetes Forecast.

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Tucker, 2018)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Tucker, 2018, para. 1)


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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (7th Edition). Please refer to Chapter 10: Reference Examples, pp. 350- 352 for more information. 

Helpful Tips

Retrieval dates are only needed in citations for webpages that contain information that is likely to change over time. For example, an article from a news site that receives continuous coverage. Please refer to page 290 or 350 in APA 7th edition. 

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