How to Cite Web Pages in APA Style (7th Edition Update)

The American Psychological Association (APA) introduced the 7th Edition of the APA Publication Manual in 2019. This edition replaced the previous one, the 6th Edition of the manual. Since then, several things have changed. The latest edition also updated listing web pages in the 7th edition of the APA Manual Publication

16.12.2020

How to Cite Web Pages in APA Style (7th Edition Update)

This brief guide discusses how to cite web pages in APA 7th edition. To give you an opportunity to practice your proofreading, we have left a few spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors in the text. See if you can spot them! If you spot the errors correctly, you will be entitled to a 10% discount.

APA Style

APA is the official style of documentation of academic sources used by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is one of the most commonly used citation styles in the academic field. It is particularly used for citing sources in social and behavioral sciences.

How to Cite Web Pages in APA Style

APA 7th Edition

The American Psychological Association (APA) introduced the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual in 2019.  This edition replaced the previous one, the 6th edition of the manual. Since then, several things have changed. The latest edition also updated listing web pages in the 7th edition of the APA Manual PublicationAPA website citations usually include the author, the publication date, the title of the page or article, the website name, and the URL. When there is no author, you should start the citation with the title of the article. If the page is likely to change over time, you should add a retrieval date.

Citing Web Pages: URLs are No Longer Preceded by ‘‘Retrieved from’’

  • With the APA Manual 7th edition, URLs are no longer preceded by “Retrieved from” unless a retrieval date is needed.

  • The website name is included (unless it’s the same as the author).

  • Web page titles are italicized.

  • Year, month, and date are included after the author's name. 

Here is the format for both APA 6th and 7th editions: 

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of online content: Subtitle. Website Name. URL. 

 

APA 6th Edition 

Bologna, C. (2019, October 31). Why some people with anxiety love watching horror movies. HuffPost. Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anxiety-love-watching-horror-movies_l_5d277587e4b02a5a5d57b59e

APA 7th Edition

Bologna, C. (2019, October 31). Why some people with anxiety love watching horror movies. HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anxiety-love-watching-horror-movies_l_5d277587e4b02a5a5d57b59e

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