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APA 6th Edition 

Web Page

Royal Roads University. (n.d.). Create a preliminary document plan. Retrieved from http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre/writing-essay-start-here/create-preliminary-document-plan

Web Page, No Identified Author, No Date

Leadership. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://management.about.com/od/leadership/Leadership.htm

  • In-text citation: (“Leadership”, n.d., para. X)

Information Retrieved from a Website (no specific example available)

If you have searched WriteAnswers by keyword and consulted APA Style materials but have not been able to find an appropriate example to follow to create your reference, please see "How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style" from the APA Style Blog for more information. Note that as per "When Do You Include a Retrieval Date in a Citation?", including a retrieval date in the reference is only necessary when the source material may change over time (e.g., wiki).

Entire Website (Not a Specific Document)

Cite the website in the text. For example, “the website for Hatley Park has many beautiful pictures of the gardens (http://http://hatleypark.ca/hatley-park-gardens)."  Refer to "How Do You Cite an Entire Website (But Not a Specific Document on That Site)?" for more information regarding this type of citation.

For information on the difference between a website and a web page, please see "What a Tangled Web: Website Versus Web Page" from the APA Style Blog.

APA 7th Edition

Web Page

Royal Roads University. (n.d.). Create a preliminary document plan. http://library.royalroads.ca/writing-centre/writing-essay-start-here/create-preliminary-document-plan

  • "When the author of the webpage and the publisher of the website are the same, omit the publisher name to avoid repetition" (American Psychological Association, n.d., Webpage on a Website section)
  • In-text citation: (Royal Roads University, n.d., para. X)
  • See Webpage on a Website for more information.

Web Page, No Identified Author, No Date

Leadership. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://management.about.com/od/leadership/Leadership.htm

  • In-text citation: (“Leadership”, n.d., para. X)

Note that many websites will include a generic copyright date at the bottom of every page on the website, and this is not an accurate date of when each page was published. Since there is no further indication of when the specific web page was published in this case, use "no date" instead. 

Entire Website (Not a Specific Document)

Cite the website in the text. For example, “the website for Hatley Park has many beautiful pictures of the gardens (http://http://hatleypark.ca/hatley-park-gardens)."

Reference

American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Reference examples. APA Style. https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples