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APA Citation Style: Websites

General Information for a Website

  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time.  If you reference an article from a news source (e.g., CNN, NBC, Washington Post) or a site that may experience continuous updates, you would then need to include a retrieval date.
  • If you can not locate a date for the article use (n.d.) for no date.
  • *** If there is no author, start the entry with the title of the document.
  • ***If there is no article title, use the title of the website. Put the title of the website in italics.

Parts of the citation:

Personal or Corporate Author. (publication; if not known, put n.d.). Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL.

Example: Krazier, S. (2005). Safe child. Retrieved from www.safechild.org

  • Parenthetical example: (Krazier, 2005)

Example with no author: Safe Child.(2005). from www.safechild.org

  • Parenthetical example: (Safe Child, 2005)

Example with do date: Krazier, S. (n.d.). Safe child. Retrieved from www.safechild.org

  • Parenthetical example: (Krazier, n.d.)