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APA Referencing Guide 7th Edition: Web page from a University site

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 7th edition

Webpage from a University site

Helpful Tips

  • 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.
  • New in 7th edition: You must include the site name in your citation, unless the site name is the same as the corporate author. For example, a citation of a CDC report would not include the site name.

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):    (Author Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):      (Author Surname, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])


Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.). Title of a specific document. Site name (if needed). URL of a specific document


In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):   (Johnson & Becker, n.d.)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):      (Johnson & Becker, n.d.)


Johnson, K. A., & Becker, J. A. (n.d.). The whole-brain atlas. Harvard Medical School.