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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Web Page with No Author

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.

Hint!

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

Document from a Web site with no Author

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): 
      (Title of specific document, Year)

NOTE: If the title of a document is long, use a shortened version for the in-text citations.

      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Title of specific document, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])

      References:
      Title of specific document. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.).
            Title of website. URL of specific document

Example

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Neurology, n.d.)

       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Neurology, n.d.)

      References:
      Neurology. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 8, 2007 from http://en.wikipedia.org
            /wiki/Neurology