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APA 7th Edition Citation Examples: Web Sites

Format for web pages

Format:

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

Elements:

  • 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.

See specific examples below.

A specific page within a Web site

Single author:

Freitas, N. (2015, January 6). People around the world are voluntarily submitting to China’s Great Firewall. Why? Slate. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/01/06/
tencent_s_wechat_worldwide_internet_users_
are_voluntarily_submitting_to.html

Multiple authors:

Nafees, Q., Yilong, Y., Andras, N., Zhiming, L., & Janos, S. (2014, November 19). Anonymously analyzing clinical data sets. Cornell University. http://arxiv.org/abs/1501.05916

Corporate author:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). What is health literacy? https://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/learn/index.html

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's URL. For example: 

Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://www.starbucks.com/about-us/company-information

In-text citations:

(Freitas, 2015)

(Nafees et al., 2014)

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

More info

See Publication Manual, 10.16.