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How to Cite a Web Page in APA With No Author

Updated April 17, 2017

Within the Text

Step 1

List the full title of the Web page in a lead-in in-text citation. A lead-in is when the citation information is written into the text of the essay. In the text, titles of Web pages should be placed in quotation marks. Example: According to the article “School Days,” many kids today love school.

Step 2

Add the publication date in parentheses after the title. Example: According to the article “School Days” (2009), many kids today love school.

Step 3

Use a parenthetical citation to include all citation information. In this type of citation, an abbreviated version of the title should be used in parentheses with the date. Example: (“School,” 2009).

'References' Page

Step 1

Type the full title of the Web page. Put the title in italics and place a period after it.

Step 2

List the date of publication in parentheses. If there is no publication date, write “(n.d.)." Follow the date with a period after the parenthesis.

Step 3

Write “Retrieved” and then the full date that you accessed the Web page. The date should include month, day and year. End with a comma.

Step 4

Write “from” and then list the URL for the Web page.

Step 5

End the citation with a period. Example of the full citation: Blue and You Fitness Challenge. (n.d.). Retrieved June 7, 2009, from http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com/index.aspx.

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About the Author

Erica Sweeney is a freelance writer and editor based in Little Rock, Ark. She has a master's in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her work has been published at SaidIt.org, Arkansas Times, Aging Arkansas and Arkansas Business.