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Wellehan Library APA Guide: Web Sources

Citing Web Sources

Below are examples of citations for web sources. 

Note: Break URLs when necessary before punctuation. A retrieval date is cited only when the document content is likely to change. Remember, all reference list entries are double spaced and in hanging indent format.  Example:

References for Website or Webpage Sources

Webpage [single page with date]

Rajan, N. (2015). How to make your iPhone run faster. Retrieved from



Webpage [single page without date]

American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Autism treatment options. Retrieved from

Note: n.d. refers to “no date.”


Webpage [organization as author]

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (2013). Warfarin. Retrieved from


Webpage [unknown author]

F. Scott Fitzgerald. (n.d.). Retrieved from

What is Lupus? Lupus definition. (2015). Retrieved from

Note: For in-text citations where the author is unknown, use the work’s title in your signal phrase or give the first word or two of the title in the parenthetical citation. Titles of articles, chapters, and pages are put in quotation marks.

Those with lupus lack the body’s normal ability to identify antigens, leaving the body’s antibodies attacking the good body cells (“What is Lupus,” 2015). 


Magazine Article [electronic]

Gore, A. (2010, June). The crisis comes ashore. New Republic, 24(9), 10-12. Retrieved from

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