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APA citation style - 7th edition


Note: An in-text citation or reference list entry is not required when making a general mention of a website. Further examples are available in section 8.22 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Webpages & non-periodical documents on the Internet

When citing a website or webpage:

  • Include the author, title of the document, and if available, always include the date the material was updated or posted online. If the page may be changed or moved, include the date of retrieval. Include the URL of the document cited.
  • If there is no author, place the title in the author position.
  • If there is no date, replace the date with (n.d.) to signify that there is no date for the material.
  • If the author and name of the website are the same, do not include the website name in the reference list entry.

Webpage with an individual author

Beaudry, G. (2021, September 8). A message from Dr. Beaudry. Concordia University Library.

Webpage with a group author

Note in this example, the author and website name are the same, so the website name is not included in the reference

United Nations Global Compact. (2020). Endorse the women’s empowerment principles. Retrieved April 6, 2020 from

Further examples and explanations are available in section 10.16 and throughout chapter 10 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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