APA – Webpages and Websites

(Publication Manual 10.16)

Note: Entire websites do not go into the “References” list. Give the name of the website in the text and provide the URL in parentheses.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B., or Group Author. (Year of Publication; or Year, Month or Month and day; or n.d.). Title of webpage. Website name. URL

Notes: When author and website are the same, omit the site name from the source element (see World Health Organization example below).
When a webpage is continuously updated and the versions are not archived, use “n.d.” for the date of publication and include a retrieval date (see U.S. Census Bureau example below).


Webpage on a news website

(not a newspaper or magazine website; cf. Guarino and Williamson entries in Sample “References” List)

Avramova, N. (2019, January 3). The secret to a long, happy, healthy life? Think age-positive. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/health/respect-toard-elderly-leads-to-long-life-intl/index.html

Bologna, C. (2018, June 27). What happens to your mind and body when you feel homesick? HuffPost. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-happens-mind-body-homesic_us_5b201ebde4b09d7a3d77eee1

Other non-periodical article on a website, individual author

Martin Lillie, C. M. (2016, December 29). Be kind to yourself: How self-compassion can improve your resiliency. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/self-compassion-can-improve-your-resiliency/art-20267193

Other non-periodical article on a website, group author

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety. https://www.who.int/features/qa/84/en

Note: When author and website are the same, omit the site name from the source element.

Variable, unarchived webpage: needs retrieval date

U.S. Census Bureau. (n.d.). U.S. and world population clock. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved July 3, 2019, from https://www.census.gov/popclock/

Note: Include retrieval date when the contents of the webpage are designed to change over time and the page is not archived.