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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Web Page with No Author

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Document from a Web site with no Author

Helpful Tip
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time (p. 192).  If you reference an article from a news source (e.g., CNN, NBC, Washington Post) or a site that may experience continuous updates, you would then need to include a retrieval date.
General Format 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Title of specific document, Year)
NOTE: If the title of a document is long, use a shortened version for the
in-text citations.
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Title of specific document, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])
      Title of specific document. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.). In
            Title of website. Retrieved from URL of specific document
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Neurology, n.d.)
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Neurology, n.d.)
      Neurology. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved August 8, 2007, from

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