how to cite a website in an essay
- Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
- Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented
- Omit any information not found (author, organizational sponsor, date published or updated, etc.).
APA Website Citation
Web sites do not include subscription databases
If the source stands alone (e.g. a report) it is italicized.
According to APA Style, if a webpage is part of a greater website do not italicize the title.
The information in citations appears either in the sentence (narratively) or parenthetically:
In the sentence (narratively): According to Kokkinos (2007), employers cause burnout when employees are stressed by too much work.
Some style manuals require that a “retrieved” date be included. APA does not, except in cases where the content may change over time. Company website citations should include the date that the cited content was accessed.
- Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL
- Author(s) – (or, if no author is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site).
- Title of the specific item cited (if none is given, use the name of the organization responsible for the site ).
- Name of the website. (use “website” not “Web site”)
- Published date (if available)
- Updated date (if available)
- Accessed date
- URL [provide URL and verify that the link still works as close as possible to publication].
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