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

Title of work. Site Name.

https://xxx.xxxx
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. 

Examples:

References:

Tucker, M. E. (2018, May). An occupational therapist may benefit your care. Diabetes Forecast. http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2018/03-may-jun/an-occupational-therapist-may.html

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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