APA Webpages and Websites

APA Webpages and Websites

APA References - Webpages and Websites

Where to find citation information on a webpage:

Screenshot example of APA citation information for a webpage using the CDC website showing ADHD definition.

APA Webpage and Website Citations
Citations for webpages and websites include:

  • Author’s name (last name followed by first and middle initials; may substitute organization for the author)
  • Date of publication (in parentheses; if there is no date, put n.d.; may also use a website’s Copyright date)
  • Title of work italicized (capitalize only first word of the title, first word of subtitle, and proper nouns)
  • Website name (if the author and site names are the same, omit the site name; see third reference entry below)
  • URL (if the word processing program adds a line break or puts the URL on its own line, leave it as is)

Note: Include as much of the above information as possible in the reference entry. Any missing information may be left out.

Last name, A. A., & Last name, B. B. (Year). Title of work. Website Name. URL

Bratskeir, K. (2020, February 6). Why you sometimes twitch awake right before you fall asleep. HuffPost.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, April 8). What is ADHD?


Peterson, S. M., & Werneburg, B. L. (2018, May 18). Sleep: The foundation for healthy habits. Mayo

Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/sleep-the-


*Webpage Reference information is in Section 10.16 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

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