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Writing and Citing: APA 6th Edition: Websites

A guide to help users create citations using American Psychological Association Style, 6th edition.

Basic Format

Make sure to include the date of retrieval if you think the information is bound to change.

Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of website: Subtitle. Retrieved from URL

Website, Organization as Author:

Organization name. (Year). Title of website: Subtitle. Retrieved from URL

Website, No Author:

When you cannot find an author for the webpage that you are using, start the citation with the title of specific page.

Page title: Subtitle. (Year). Title of Website: Subtitle. Retrieved from URL

More Websites

Blog Post:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. OR Author screen name {as it appears on the blog}. (Year, Month Day {of post}). Title of specific post [Web log post].Retrieved from URL of specific post

Government Website:

To cite a government website, you can treat it the same way as Website, Organization as Author.

Government Name. Name of Government Agency. (Year). Title of document: Subtitle. Report No. xxx [if available]. Retrieved from URL of specific document