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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Basic Web Page

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 7th edition.

Helpful Tip!

Question Mark Beanie Where can I find the date of a Web page?

Examples of Webpages

Usually the date is available at the bottom of the Web page.  It may state last updated, last modified or last reviewed.

Hint!

If there is no date available then use (n.d.) for no date.

Basic Web Page

Helpful Tips
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time.  If you reference an article from a news source (e.g., CNN, NBC, Washington Post) or a site that may experience continuous updates, you would then need to include a retrieval date.
  • New in 7th edition: You must include the site name in your citation, unless the site name is the same as the corporate author. For example, a citation of a CDC report would not include the site name.

 

General Format 

 

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])

 

      References:
      Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.).
            Title of specific document. Site name (if needed). URL of specific document

 

Example

 

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Ahmadi, 2018)

 

      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Ahmadi, 2018, para. 3)

 

      References:
      Ahmadi, S. (2018). Lesson plan: Filter bubbles. Digital Writing & Research Lab.
            https://www.dwrl.utexas.edu/2018/01/02/lesson-plan-filter-bubbles/

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