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APA Citation Style Guide (7th ed.): Websites

Websites

 

Author Date Title Website Name URL
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2020). Title of work. Site Name. https://xxxxxx
Name of Group. (2020, April).    

 

Retrieved March 19, 2020 from https:xxxxx

  (2020, August 15).      
  (n.d.).      
  • When the author and website name are the same, omit the website name from the citation.
  • Include a retrieval date only when the material is designed to change over time and the content is not saved/archived.
  • Provide the most specific date given

For further information on citing audiovisual material, see pages 350-352 of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020.

Webpage on a Website with an Individual Author

Author, A. A. (Date of posting). Title of webpage. Website Name. URL

Howell, S. (2020). Healthy eating habits: The definitive guide. Copeman Healthcare. https://www.copemanhealthcare.com/resources/healthy-eating-habits

"When citing webpages and websites, ensure that the copyright date applies to the content you are citing.  Do not use a copyright date from a webpage or website footer because that date may not indicate when the content on the site was published.  If a note indicates the 'last updated' date of the page, use that date if it applies to the content you are citing.  If not separate date of publication is indicated for the work on the webpage, treat the work as having no date." (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020, p. 289)

Webpage on a Website with a Group Author

Author, A. A. (Date of posting). Title of webpage. Website Name. URL

Canadian Council on Social Development. (n.d.). A profile of health in CanadaThe health of Canadians. http://www.ccsd.ca/factsheets/health/index.htm

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Canadian Council on Social Development, n.d.)

Narrative citation: Canadian Council on Social Development (n.d.)

In the example above the website name was omitted as it was the same as the group author.  This is a common occurrence with websites.

In the above example the website did not have a date so n.d. was used.

Blog Post

Author, A. A. (Date of posting). Title of blog post. Website Name. URL

Minchilli, E. (2020, March 15).   Coronavirus lockdown - Italy. Elizabeth Minchilli - Eating my way through Italy. https://www.elizabethminchilli.com/2020/03/coronavirus-lockdown-italy/

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Minchilli, 2020)

Narrative citation: Minchilli (2020)

Infographic

Doukas, A. (2016). Stop funding fossils [infographic]. Oil Change International. http://priceofoil.org/content/uploads/2016/12/Climate-Finance-Infographic.pdf

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Doukas, 2016)

Narrative citation: Doukas (2016)

 

Webpage on a News Website

Szklarski, C. (2020, March 26). Why emergency departments look empty amid COVID-19 outbreak. CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-emergency-departments-canada-1.5510778

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Szklarski, 2020)

Narrative citation: Szklarski (2020)

Use this format for articles published in online news sources.

Webpage on a News Website - No Author

Title of webpage/article. (Date of posting). Website Name. URL

Coronavirus: Tesla donates hundreds of ventilators to New York. (2020, March 27). BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52071314

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Coronavirus: Tesla, 2020)

Narrative citation: Coronavirus: Tesla (2020)

For the in text citation, use a few words of the title.

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

 

Google Maps

Google. (n.d.). [Title of map]. Retrieved Month, day, year, from URL

Google. (n.d.). [Google Maps directions for driving from Douglas College Coquitlam Campus to Douglas College New Westminster Campus]. Retrieved May 4, 2020, from https://goo.gl/maps/9Evw6E7nDdxBy7Uf7

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Google, n.d.)

Narrative citation: Google (n.d.)

"Because dynamically created maps (e.g. Google Maps) do not have a title, describe the map in square brackets, and include a retrieval date." (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020, p. 347)

Map

World Food Programme. (2019). Hunger map [Map]. World Food Programme.https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/WFP-0000108355/download/

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (World Food Programme, 2019)

Narrative citation: World Food Programme (2019)