Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2022     Views: 331666

Entire Website

According to the APA manual (7th ed.), you do not need to cite entire websites in the reference list.  In the body of the paper, provide the name of the site and URL. 

In-text citation:

The Department of Health has just released a new site called HealthCare.gov at https://www.healthcare.gov to help people identify and compare health care programs available in their area.

Web Page/Document

If you're citing a page or document from a website, the content type determines how you should cite the source (e.g. journal article, blog post, wiki, YouTube video, etc.). If you're citing something whose content type isn't clearly defined (see Ch. 7 in the APA Manual), you may consider using this format which includes key pieces of information (URLs should link directly to the source if possible):

General Format:

Author, A. A. (date). Title of webpage/document. Website. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Single Author

General Format:

Author, A. A. (date). Title of webpage/document. Website. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

For Example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Barasch, A. (2018, April 2). Yes, Africa is splitting in two, and it’s extremely slow and extremely fast. Slate. https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/yes-africa-is-splitting-in-two-and-its-extremely-slow-and-extremely-fast.html

Multiple Authors

General Format:

Author, AA. & Author B.B. (date). Title of webpage/document. Website. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Author, A. A.,  Author B. B., & Author C. C. (date). Title of webpage/document. Website. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

For Example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Harel, D., Katz, G., Marelly, R., & Marronn, A. (2015, January 23). Wise computing: Towards endowing system development with true wisdom. Cornell University. https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.05924

Corporate Authors

General Format:

Corporate Author. (date). Title of webpage/document. https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

When the author of the webpage and the publisher of the website are the same, omit the publisher name to avoid repetition (as in the below example):

For Example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

CROW Clinic. (2016). Found an animal? Here’s what to do. http://www.crowclinic.org/found-animal

United Nations. (n.d.). Water Action Decadehttps://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/water-action-decade/

Corresponding In-text citations:

(Barasch, 2018)

(Harel et al., 2015)

(CROW Clinic, 2016)

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Further Help

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite sources in your class assignments and projects.

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