APA Website Citation
How to Cite a Website in APA
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Use the following template to cite a website using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA and Chicago styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation generator.
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APA does not explicitly provide a format for citing websites. Instead, there are guides for how to cite various sources in online formats:
Citing a general website article in APA with an author
Author, A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL
Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Retrieved from http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-tale-of-two-flaccos/
Citing a general website article in APA without an author
Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL
Teen posed as doctor at West Palm Beach hospital: police. (2015, January 16). Retrieved from http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Teen-Posed-as-Doctor-at-West-Palm-Beach-Hospital-Police-288810831.html
Citing a general website article in APA without a date
Author, A. (n.d.). Article title. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL
University of California Santa Barbara. (n.d.). About UC Santa Barbara. Retrieved January 3, 2021, from https://www.ucsb.edu/about
How to cite from social media in APA
APA citation example for Facebook
Author name. (Year, Month Date). Status update text [Facebook update]. Retrieved from URL
Bill Gates. (2020, December 1). 75 years after its founding, the United Nations’ work is as important as ever. In addition to working towards the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change, the UN continues to inspire us to act for peace and justice for everyone. https://www.facebook.com/PlayingForChangeFoundation. [Facebook update] Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/BillGates/posts/10157610753046961
APA citation example for Twitter
Author name. (Year, Month Date). Tweet text [Tweet]. Retrieved from URL
@WHO. (2021, January 27). Nutritious & safe food is 🔑 to achieve #HealthForAll. Together, let’s create food systems that are:🥗 Healthy♻️ Sustainable👫 Equitable. Join WHO & partners to develop solutions that transform @FoodSystems to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all http://bit.ly/3aerWum. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1354450281321345029
APA citation example for Instagram
Author name [@username]. (Year, Month Date). [Photo description]. Retrieved from URL
National Geographic [@NatGeo]. (2021, January 26). Photo by @paulnicklen / I took this photo while waiting for leopard seals in Antarctica—my favorite assignment from 20 years of shooting for the big yellow magazine. Retrieved from https://www.instagram.com/p/CKg4XeSDHhG/
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