Q. When citing a website in APA format do I use the www., a Retrieved from, or do I just use the website name?


To cite websites in APA:

  • End the citation with Retrieved from and the website
  • To see examples, visit the APA Help guide
  • Click References & In-text Citations Examples 
  • See the examples for Websites.


Website: General Format

Author Last Name, Author First & Middle Initials. (Date). Title of webpage. Retrieved from http://webaddressofwebsite

Paraphrase: (Author Last Name, Year).
Quotation: (Author Last Name, Year, Section Title, para. Paragraph Number).

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Patrick Mullane

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