Answered By: Aaron Dobbs
Last Updated: 2018.Feb.17     Views: 46

For more details, see our APA Guide linked at the end of this answer.

Are you citing the entire website or a specific (set of) page(s)?

For entire websites, long story short, the APA website says:

  • When citing an entire website, it is sufficient to give the address of the site in just the text.
    • Example: Kidspsych is a wonderful interactive website for children (
      (adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, © 2010)
    • Do not include it on the References page
    • see:

For specific pages, cite as the type of webpage it is - periodical or non-periodical

  • Article From an Online Periodical
    • Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.
    • Format: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from
    • Example: Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from
    • see:
  • Non-periodical Web Document or Report
    • List as much of the following information as possible (you sometimes have to hunt around to find the information; don't be lazy. If there is a page like, and somepage.htm doesn't have the information you're looking for, move up the URL to
    • Format: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address
    • Example: Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from
    • NOTE: When an Internet document is more than one Web page, provide a URL that links to the home page or entry page for the document. Also, if there isn't a date available for the document use (n.d.) for no date.
    • see:
  • Chapter/Section of a Web Document or Online Book
    • Format: Chapter Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. In Title of book or larger document (chapter or section number). Retrieved from
    • Example: Engelshcall, R. S. (1997). Module mod_rewrite: URL Rewriting Engine. In Apache HTTP Server version 1.3 documentation (Apache modules). Retrieved from
    • Example: Peckinpaugh, J. (2003). Change in the Nineties. In J. S. Bough and G. B. DuBois (Eds.), A century of growth in America. Retrieved from GoldStar database.
    • NOTE: Use a chapter or section identifier and provide a URL that links directly to the chapter section, not the home page of the Web site.
    • see:
  • Blog (Weblog) and Video Blog Post
    • Include the title of the message and the URL. Please note that titles for items in online communities (e.g. blogs, newsgroups, forums) are not italicized. If the author’s name is not available, provide the screen name.
    • Example: J Dean. (2008, May 7). When the self emerges: Is that me in the mirror? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from
    • Example: Psychology Video Blog #3 [Video file]. Retrieved from
    • see:

Related Topics

Contact Us

Ask Us Anything

Phone | Text | Email
Research Consultations
Common Questions: Answered