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APA Citation Style Guide (6th): Websites

Basic citation set up

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Name of website. URL

General information

Citations for websites should include as many of the following elements available:

• author’s name,

• publication date (or “n.d.” if there is no date),

• title (in italics),

• URL.

Give your retrieval date only if the content of the source is likely to change.

If there is no author, the title moves to the first position on your citation.


Section or article within a website

Cohn, D. & Taylor, P. (2010, December 20). Baby boomers approach 65 - glumly: Survey findings about America's largest generation. Pew Research Center.


Website for a professional organization

Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare. (2010, August 4). AOHP comment to OSHA on exposure to infectious disease.  


Document on a website with a government agency group author

National Institute of Mental Health. (2016). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (NIH Publication No. QF 16-3572). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies. (2015). Treatment episode data set discharges (TEDS-D) -- concatenated, 2006 to 2011 [Data set]. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.