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APA Style Guide: Website/Webpage

Reference Page Citation for...


Citing an entire website? Under APA, you may simply include the web address in parentheses in the text of your paper. However, some professors may still want you to include a citation your reference page. Additionally, if you reference specific information or quote from a website, you should include a full citation in your reference page.

Website citations vary widely, depending on the amount of information that is available to cite. Here are some examples:


Entire Website, No Author

Website Name. (Year). Retrieved From URL

Wild Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. (2009). Retrieved from


Entire Website with Author

Author Lastname, First Initials. (Year). Website Name. Retrieved from URL

Hunter, M. (2009). Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved from


Page Within a Website with Author

Author Lastname, First Initials. (Year). Page Name. Retrieved from URL

Hunter, M. (2009). Cypripedium montanum. Retrieved from


Page Within a Website, No Author, No Date

Page Title (n.d.). Retrieved from URL

American Dipper (n.d.).  Retrieved from