APA Citation Guide

Tips on Website Citations

List as much of the information as possible. Sometimes you have to hunt, even moving to the parent website (the home page for the entire website). For example, if you found an article on CNN.com, you might need to search the main site (CNN.com) to find all the citation information. Here are some additional tips:

  • If an article is written by an organization, use the organization name as the author.
  • If there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position.
  • If there is no date, use n.d.
  • If needed, use paragraph number (para. #) when there are no page numbers
  • Only include a retrieval date for content that is likely to change, like a publically edited wiki. 

Basic Format

Authors Available

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Day). Title of webpage. Website name. URL

No Author Listed

Title of webpage. (Year, Month Day). Website name. URL

Sites Likely to Change

Title of webpage. (Year, Month Day). Website name. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL


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