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APA Style Guide


Author Date Title Website name URL

Author, A.A., & Author, B.B.

Name of Group.


(2020, August).

(2020, September 28).


Title of work. Site Name.


Retrieved December 22, 2020, from https://xxxxx

Webpage on a website

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of work. Website Name. URL

Date: Use the most specific date possible, typically (year, month day)

Martin Lillie, C. M. (2016, December 30). Be kind to yourself: How self-compassion can improve your resiliency. Mayo Clinic.


Parenthetical in-text: (Martin Lillie, 2016)

Narrative in-text: Martin Lillie (2016)

Webpage on a website - group author

World Health Organization. (2020, March 31). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public.

Tip: When the author name and the site name are the same, omit the site name

Parenthetical in-text: (World Health Organization, 2020)

Narrative in-text: World Health Organization (2020)

Webpage on a news website

Dickson, C. (2020, May 27). Jogger lives to tell the tale after rare run-in with predatory black bear in southeastern B.C. CBC


Tip: This format is for articles published in online news sources (such as CBC News, CNN, HuffPost etc.). See “newspaper article” examples in the "Articles" tab to cite articles from online newspapers.

Parenthetical in-text: (Dickson, 2020)

Narrative in-text: Dickson (2020)

Webpage on a news website - no author

Title of webpage/article. (Date of posting). Website Name. URL

Tonga tsunami sparks 'unprecedented disaster', government says. (2022, January 18). BBC News. 

Parenthetical in-text: (Tonga tsunami, 2022)

Narrative in-text: Tonga tsunami (2022)

For the in-text citation, use a few words of the title.

When there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry.

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