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APA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in APA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what APA style is and includes, find examples of APA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in APA, and more.

Websites


NOTE: Don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines. 

General Format

According to the APA manual (7th ed.), you do not need to cite entire websites in the reference list. In the body of the paper, provide the name of the site and URL.

For Example

Department of Health has just released a new site called HealthCare.gov at https://www.healthcare.gov to help people identify and compare health care programs available in their area.

General Format

Author, A. A. (date). Title of webpage/document. Website. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url

For Example

Barasch, A. (2018, April 2). Yes, Africa is splitting in two, and it’s extremely slow and extremely fast. Slate. https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/yes-africa-is-splitting-in-two-and-its-extremely-slow-and-extremely-fast.html

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Barasch, 2018)

OR

Barasch (2018)

General Format

Author, AA. & Author B.B. (date). Title of Webpage/document. Website. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url

NOTE: Check out the author section on the Elements of APA Reference Lists to learn how to format multiple authors.

For Example

Harel, D., Katz, G., Marelly, R., & Marronn, A. (2015, January 23). Wise computing: Towards endowing system development with true wisdom. Cornell University. https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.05924

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Harel et al., 2015)

OR

Harel et al. (2015)

General Format

Corporate Author. (date). Title of webpage/document. Website. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

For Example

CROW Clinic. (2016). Found an animal? Here’s what to do. http://www.crowclinic.org/found-animal

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(CROW Clinic, 2016)

OR

CROW Clinic (2016)

General Format

If you are just mentioning the entire blog, put it in parentheses within your text.

For Example

I have learned a lot by reading the Psych Learning Curve blog (http://psychlearningcurve.org).

General Format

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of blog post. Blog Name. https://xxxxx

For Example

Kaufman, S. B. (2019, November 6). Can empathetic concern actually increase political polarization? Beautiful Minds. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/can-empathic-concern-actually-increase-political-polarization/

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Kaufman, 2019)

OR

Kaufman (2019)

More Information

Visit the APA Style page Online Media This link opens in a new window to see more examples.