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APA 7th Edition : Citing Websites

This guide provides information about creating APA 7 Reference List and In-Text Citations

Piece of Online Content

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of online content: Subtitle. Website Name. URL. 

Type of citation Example citation
Reference List Citation Aubrey, A. (2019, December 12) How to reduce food waste. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2019/12/10/786867315/how-to-reduce-food-waste
In-Text Citation (Aubrey, 2019)

Note: Review this source carefully! You may need to follow the citation structure for a news article, magazine article, blog post, journal article etc. Use the format that best describes your source. 

Webpage

Author/Group/Organization Name. (Date). Title of page: Subtitle. Website Name. URL

Type of citation Example citation
Reference List Citation University of Alabama. (2020). Coronavirus: Virtual student services. https://healthinfo.ua.edu/virtual-student-services/
In-Text Citation (University of Alabama, 2020) 

Note: If the author and website name are the same, omit the website name entry. 

Blog Post

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of blog post. Blog Title. URL

Type of citation Example citation
Reference List Citation Gritters. J. (2019, August 30). Are green spaces in cities as good for us as green spaces in mountains? REI CO-Op Journal. https://www.rei.com/blog
In-Text Citation  (Gritters, 2019)

Report/Document from a website

Corporation/Group/Organization's Name. (Publication Date). Title of report: Subtitle (Publication Number). Website Name. URL

Type of citation Example citation
Reference List Citation National Association of Social Workers. (2005). NASW standards for clinical social work in social work practice. https://www.socialworkers.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=YOg4qdefLBE%3d&portalid=0
In-Text Citation (National Association of Social Workers, 2005)

Note: If the author and website name are the same, omit the website name entry.

Tips

No author? If the webpage's author is not listed, begin your citation with the title instead

Retrieved from? Only include a retrieval date when the webpage's content is likely to change over time

  • Author. (Date). Title of page. Website name. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL

Dates? 

  • If there is no publication date, look for the date that the content was last updated or the copyright date.
  • If an item has no date, use n.d. where you would normally put the date.

In-Text Citations

A page number is required for direct quotes and encouraged for paraphrasing.

No page number? Use another identifying element such as a paragraph number, chapter number, section number etc. 

  • (Freeman, 2019, para. 3)