APA Citation & Style Guide

Website Examples

Entire Website

When citing an entire website, it is sufficient to give the address of the website in the text of your paper. Example: The MiraCosta Library homepage presents a wealth of resources to help students manage their research needs (http://library.miracosta.edu/homepage).


Article on a Website

Name of website. (Date). Title of individual article. Retrieved from URL

Wetlands Restoration Project. (2003). Atlantic Global Marsh thrives under new protection.

       Retrieved from http://www.wetlands.org/atlantic_global_marsh.html


Web Page With No Author

New child vaccine gets funding boost. (2001). Retrieved from http://news.ninemsn.com.au/



Website Without Author, Year, Page Numbers

Heuristic. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online diction-ary (11th ed.). Retrieved from



Government Document Online

National Institute of Health. (2009). Depression: The silent killer (NIH Publication

       No. 08-3571). Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/



YouTube Video (Video Blog Post)**

Lustig, R. H. (2009, July 30). Sugar: The bitter truth [Video file]. Retrieved from


** If author’s full name is not provided, you can use the username of the person posting the video.


Blog Post

Greenslate, C., & Leonard, K. (2009, October 10). Stephanie Smith, differences in aid,

       and Paul Farmer [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://onedollardietproject.




Psychometric analysis. (n.d.). Retrieved September 9, 2011* from http://wiki.com/wiki/Psychometric_analysis

 *Note: Only include a date of retrieval if the information is likely to change, such as on a wiki.



Coulter, D. (Producer). (2009, October 7). Microwav-ing water from moondust @ NASA

       Podcast. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://science.nasa.gov/podcast.htm