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APA Style Guide: Websites

This guide explains how to use the APA Style. It includes a short tutorial.

Website

To cite an entire website, just include the web address in the text.

In-Text-Citation:

(URL)

Example:

UCD Library has a dedicated Academic Integrity Guide (https://libguides.ucd.ie/academicintegrity)

Note: If you are mentioning a particular document/page in your text or citing a particular piece of information from a website you need to include a reference list entry and an in-text citation. See 'page on a website' for specific guidance.

 

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Page on a website

Reference: Organisation/Author(s) Last name, Initials. (Year, month day; n.d. to indicate no date). Title of article. Title of Website. URL

Example: Gambill, G. (2011, April 6). Assad's survival strategy. Foreign Policy. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/04/06/assads_survival_strategy

Note: when the author is the same as the title of the website, just include the organisation as the author name, omitting the name of the website.

In-Text-Citation:

  • Author(s) Last name (year)
  • (Author(s) Last name, year)

Example:

  • Gambill (2011) argues….
  • Another approach (Gambill, 2011) suggests….

Note: If there are no page numbers, and you need to quote directly from a source, include either a section heading or paragraph number in your in-text-citation, e.g. Gambill, 2011, para. 6.

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Page on a website, no author

Reference: Title of webpage. (Year, month day). URL

Example: UCD Library – Online Tutorials. (2014, February 5). http://www.ucd.ie/library/supporting_you/tutorials/

In-Text-Citation:

  • “Title of webpage” (Year)
  • (“Title of webpage”, Year)

Example:

  • The webpage “UCD Library – Online Tutorials” (2014) provides help….
  • There is help completing research from the UCD Library (“UCD Library – Online Tutorials,” 2014).

 

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