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APA Citation Style Guide (6th ed.): Websites

Basic Formal for Websites

Author, A. A. (date of publication). Webpage or document title. Retrieved

from URL

At a minimum, a reference of an Internet source should provide a webpage or document title or description, the date of publication or update (when available) and the URL that leads to the entry page for the document. Wherever possible, identify the author(s) of the document. Sometimes you have to hunt around to find the information. Try going up a page of the URL. (

Do not put a period after the URL

Use n.d. in parentheses when no date is provided. (Publication manual, 2010, p. 185)

Website - Created by an Organization or Individual(s)

Reddick, A., & Boucher, C. (2002). Tracking the dual digital divide. Retrieved


In Text

(Reddick & Boucher, 2002)

Website - Organization as Author, No Date

Canadian Council on Social Development. (n.d.). A profile of health in Canada:

The health of Canadians. Retrieved from

In Text

(Canadian Council on Social Development, n.d.)

Website - News (No Author)

Daycare in High River offering night care.  (2011, October 4).

Retrieved from



When there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry.

In Text

(“Daycare in High River”, 2011) Use a few words of the title if the title is too long (Publication manual, 2010, p. 176)

Website - Document

New Westminster. Department of Planning. (2000). Official community

plan update. Retrieved from


In Text

(New Westminster. Department of Planning, 2000)


Website - Document

Canexus Income Trust. (2011, July 7). Alternative monthly report. Retrieved


In Text

(Canexus Income Trust, 2011)

Website - Document

Kemp, G., Segal, J., & Cutter, D. (2011, June). Learning disabilities in

children: Learning disability symptoms, types and testing. Retrieved


In Text

(Kemp, Segal & Cutter, 2011) for the first reference.  For subsequent references use (Kemp et al, 2011). (Publication manual, 2010, p. 177)

Website - Blogs

PZ Myers. (2007, January 22). The unfortunate prerequisites and

consequences of partitioning your mind [Web log post]. Retrieved from


The screen name is used for the author name in this example. (Publication

manual, 2010, p. 215)

In Text

(PZ Myers, 2007)


Psychology. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved October 14, 2009, from

In Text


(“Psychology”, n.d.)

(Publication manual, 2010, p. 176)