Q. How do I do APA citations for multiple entries with the same author and date?

I am writing a research paper requiring citation from the same website with different headings. For example, Whole Foods (2017) website has information about the company, work force, organic foods, etc. In text citation would be (Whole Foods, 2017) for each. Would I put an "a" for company info and a "b" for work force information after the date? For example, Whole Foods, 2017a or Whole Foods, 2017b.


Yes, use the lower case a, b, c with the year in both the in-text citation and on the References page.

Decide which entry gets the a, b, c, and so on by alphabetizing the titles of the sources.

For example, the References page would look like this:

Whole Foods. (2017a). Careers. Retrieved from http://www.websites.com/this_page.html

Whole Foods. (2017b). Leadership team. Retrieved from http://www.website.com/a_different_page.html

Whole Foods. (2017c). Newsroom. Retrieved from http://www.website.com/yet_another_page.html

The in-text citations would look like this:

Mr. Jones says his company "is really great and people should work here" (Whole Foods, 2017a, para. 3).

To cite APA style with the same author and date, check out the APA style blog article.

To learn more, visit the APA Help guide.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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