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APA 7th Edition - Citation Guide - CBS Library

About citing a web page

Be careful! Just because you found something on the web, it doesn’t mean you are citing a website.

Look at the material closely – is it a journal article? A newspaper article? An encyclopedia? An eBook? Use the format that best describes the item.

If a URL is excessively long, you may use a URL shortener like tinyurl ( or ( if you wish.

Webpages / Web Documents


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of page. Website. http://xxxxx

General copyright dates are not sufficient to use as the publication date. If no creation or publication date is given, use n.d. If the author and website are the same, omit the website.

Example 1: Author, No Date

Corcodilos, N. (n.d.). Keep your salary under wraps. Ask the Headhunter.

As in-text citation:

(Corcodilos, n.d.)

Example 2: Corporate Author

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2010). Facing down PTSD, vet is now soaring high.

As in-text citation:

(U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2010)

Example 3: Multiple Pages from One Website

If you are using multiple pages from one website that all have the same author and date, differentiate the dates with letters. Be sure that the citations are listed alphabetically by webpage title.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014a). Be safe after a hurricane.

As in-text citation:

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014a)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014b). Make a plan.

As in-text citation:

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014b)

If both items have n.d. instead of a year, include a hyphen before the differentiating letter:

Santa Fe College. (n.d.-a). Priority admissions dates.

As in-text citation:

(Santa Fe College, n.d.-a)

Santa Fe College. (n.d.-b). SF to UF: A true story.

As in-text citation:

(Santa Fe College, n.d.-b)

Example 4: No Author

Appeal to authority. (n.d.). Logical Fallacies.

When citing as an in-text citation, you may abbreviate the title to the first few words, in quotations, unless the title is short:

As in-text citation:

("Appeal to Authority," n.d.)

Source: Publication Manual, 10.16 (examples 111-114)

Using Mendeley? (or another reference management tool)

For a correct APA 7th reference, check the following:

- Reference Type is “Web Page”.

- The following fields are filled out

  • Title (of the specific page)
  • Author(s) (if there is no personal author you can use the title of organization, company, or institution)
  • Year
  • Publication (the title of web page if different from author, otherwise leave blank)
  • Retrieved date (if there is no publication date or if the content is likly to change over time)
  • URL

What is Mendeley?

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