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APA Style: Basic webpage

APA Referencing

Criteria For Evaluating Websites

Basic Webpage

In-text citation (Paraphrase) 
(Beard, 2011)
In-text citation (Quotation)
(Beard, 2011, para. 12)
Reference List
Beard, M. (2011, March 29). The fall of the Roman Republic. BBC.



Author. (Last update or copyright date). Title of work. Site Name. URL

Citing Webpages

  • If a website does not have an obvious author, you can often find more information in the ‘About Us’ section.
  • The year of publication for a website is usually when the website was last revised or updated and is often found at the bottom of the page.
  • If you refer to an entire professional website, you do not need to include an entry in the reference list. You must identify the title of the source clearly in the text of your paper (capitalised but without special punctuation) and provide the electronic address in brackets.
  • However, when you cite a particular document or piece of information from a website include both a reference list entry and an in-text citation.
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time.