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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Web page from a University site

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

Web page from a University site

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:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (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):

(Johnson & Becker, n.d.)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Johnson & Becker, n.d.)

 References:

Johnson, K. A., & Becker, J. A. (n.d.). The whole brain atlas. Harvard Medical School. http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/

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