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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Web Page from a University Site

Helpful Tips!

Helpful Tip!

Question Mark Beanie Where can I find the date of a Web page?

Examples of Webpages

Usually the date is available at the bottom of the Web page.  It may state last updatedlast modified or last reviewed.


If there is no date available then use (n.d.) for no date.

Web page 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 specific document. Site name (if needed). URL of 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.