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APA Citation Style (7th ed.): Citing a Webpage

Webpages & Websites

"Use the webpages and websites category if there is no other reference category that fits and the work has no parent or overarching publication (e.g., journal, blog, conference proceedings, a report) other than the website itself." p. 287 Concise Guide to APA Style

Note the 2 examples to the right and consult the APA Style website for more information.


image of a search box  Basic format: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of page. Webpage. http://xxxxx
1. Author(s).
 Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. If there is no author, spell out the name of the organization or site.
2. (Year, Month Date). Note: Provide as specific a date as is available, but may be only the year. If there is no date use (n.d.).
3. Title of page or section. Note: Italicize the title of the page.
4. Source. Note: Usually the official name of the website. If the source would be the same as the author, you can omit the source to avoid repetition.
5. URL

Webpage on a website with a government agency group author

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, August 22). Preventing HPV-associated cancers.

Webpage on a website with an individual author

Smith, Andrea B. (2000, September 01). Hispanic/Latino. EthnoMed.

See the APA Style website for more Webpage on a Website References examples: