Q. How do I cite a website in APA format?


References for nonperiodical websites or reports should include (when available): authors’ names, the full or partial date, the title (italicized), and the full web address for the webpage or document. Sometimes it can be difficult to locate author or date information for websites. Be sure to look carefully over the full page for this information, especially around the top and bottom of the page or document.

For websites that have no apparent author, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry.

Be aware that online news or journal articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, online videos, and other types of online documents are cited somewhat differently. For more information on how to cite these sources, see the Purdue OWL page Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications).


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5).  General format. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

For More Information

See How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style (Lee, 2010)

See How do you reference a web page that lists no author? (APA, n.d.)


American Psychological Association [APA]. (n.d.). How do you reference a web page that lists no author? [FAQ]. Retrieved from https://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/web-page-no-author

Lee, C. (2010, November 18). How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/11/how-to-cite-something-you-found-on-a-website-in-apa-style.html?_ga=2.257074315.1687992242.1543268485-540023144.1541538458

Purdue University Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications). Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_electronic_sources.html



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