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How to reference a webpage in APA format

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How to reference a webpage in APA format

A webpage is easy to find, but can be very difficult to reference due to information being difficult to find.

Referencing a website requires 5 pieces of identifying information.

Name of AUTHORS

YEAR of publication or

DATE the page was last UPDATED

TITLE of page or

DESCRIPTION of page.

DATE the page was VIEWED by you

URL of the website.

Following are two sample webpages.

The first is from a GOVERNMENT website.

As there is no individual author listed, the NAME of the DEPARTMENT is used as the GROUP AUTHOR.

Check the General Variations on p. 56 of the General Guide for full instructions on how to reference Group Authors.

Next, list the YEAR of publication in brackets, full stop.

TITLE of the webpage in full, and then full stop.

Title and subtitle should be separated by a colon.

The DATE of you VIEWING the page and the URL is next.

The format is to state RETRIEVED then the MONTH, DATE, comma, YEAR, comma

FROM and then the URL in full.

If the URL is very long and runs over one line, use SHIFT Enter to space the URL without breaking the link.


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