A. One Author or EditorB. Two Authors or EditorsC. Three to Five Authors or EditorsD. Chapter in an Edited Book or TextbookE. Entry in a dictionary or encyclopediaF. No AuthorG. E-BookH. Edition other than the FirstI. TranslationJ. Government Publication
A. Journal Article with One AuthorB. Journal Article with Two AuthorsC. Journal Article with 3 - 6 AuthorsD. Journal Article with more than 7 authorsE. Magazine ArticleF. Newspaper ArticleG. Article from a DatabaseH. Google Scholar
A. Basic Web PageB. University / College WebpageC. No AuthorD. Blog postE. Online Reference EntryF. Online Government DocumentG. Document from a WebsiteH. Wikis
A. Motion PictureB. YouTube VideoC. Podcast
A. Electronic ImageB. FiguresC. Photographs and Maps
A. InterviewB. EmailC. Religious and Classical WorksD. Secondary SourcesE. Lectures / Course MaterialsF. Archival WorksG. Tweets & FacebookH. Personal Communication
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About Citing Websites

When citing a website, take note of the author, title, the publisher, publication date, and the date you accessed the site.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-text Citation - entry that appears in the body of your paper.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper


Document from Website

When using a document (PDF) from a website, with or without an author.

Document from a Web site.

List as many of the following elements as are available: author’s name, publication date (or “n.d.” if there is no date), title (in italics), and URL. Give your retrieval date only if the content of the source is likely to change

A Document Created by an Individual or an Organization

In-text Citation Example

(International Federation of Library Associations, 2003)

 When directly quoting the source:

(International Federation of Library Associations, 2003, para. 4) 

Reference List Example

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

         (2003, February 03). Library & information science: Citation

         guides for electronic documents. Retrieved from



Note that the URL’s in the following examples link directly to a specific Web section or document, not the homepage of the Website. 

With an author's name


Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year, Month Day). Title of document. Retrieved from URL


Seas, K. & Brizee, A. (2012, July 3). APA style workshop. Retrieved from


 Without an author's name


Title of document. (Year, Month Day). Retrieved from URL


Guidelines for professional ethics. (1997, August 5). Retrieved

       from http://botany.org/governance/ethics.php

Without a date


Title of document. (n.d.). Retrieved from URL


Hinduism: Resources on faith, ethics, and public life. (n.d.). Retrieved from 



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