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APA 7th Edition Citation Examples

Format for web pages


Author last name, first initial. (Date). Title of page. Host site. URL


  • Author: List the last name, followed by the first initial (and second initial). See Authors for more information.
  • Date: List the date between parentheses, followed by a period.
  • Title of page: In italics. Capitalize the first word of the title, subtitle, and proper nouns, followed by a period.
  • Host site: List the name of the site that hosts the page, followed by a period. If the host is the same as the author, do not list the name a second time.
  • URL: List URL.
  • Date retrieved: If you think that the content of a Web page will change over time, you can include the date that you viewed the content before the page.  For example:
    Retrieved August 10, 2020, from

See specific examples below.

Group author

If there is not a separate author listed, the web page sponsor can be considered to be the page's author, unless otherwise specified.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). What is health literacy?

In-text citation:

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.)

Single author

Freitas, N. (2015, January 6). People around the world are voluntarily submitting to China’s Great Firewall. Why? Slate.

In-text citation:

(Freitas, 2015)

Multiple authors

Nafees, Q., Yilong, Y., Andras, N., Zhiming, L., & Janos, S. (2014, November 19). Anonymously analyzing clinical data sets. Cornell University.

In-text citation:

(Nafees et al., 2014)

More info

See Publication Manual, 10.16.