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APA Style Guide: Citing a Website

Website Citations

Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of Document. http://www.xxxxxx



Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format.

  • When citing websites in APA format, include as much information in the citation as possible. This may require you to search for information, such as authorship or date of publication; you may not find the information that you need on the exact web page that you are viewing, and you may need to go back to a previous page or a home page to find the necessary information.

Author's First Initial and Last name. (Publication date). Message/Article/Content Title.

[Content Type]. URL



Psychology Video Blog #3 [Video file]. Retrieved from

  • When citing a blog post, be sure to include the author's name, the title of the post you are quoting, and the URL. When an author's name is not available, provide the author's screen name.

J Dean. (2008, May 7). When the self emerges: Is that me in the mirror? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from

The citation examples on this page and on subsequent pages have been borrowed from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (, and from the Defiance College Pilgrim Library Writing Center APA Style Guide (