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APA 7th Edition Style Guide: Websites

How to set-up and cite your sources using APA 7th edition format.

Formatting your References

Once you type your references on the reference page, you will need to put in a hanging indent and double-space the entire reference list. In Microsoft Word, highlight the references from A to Z, then find the paragraph function in the Word ribbon. Select Hanging under Indentation and Double under spacing. See the Formatting your References tab for instructions on doing this on a Mac or in Google Docs.


Abbas, D. D. F. (2020). Manipulating of audio-visual aids in the educational processes in Al-Hilla University College. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24(3), 1248-1263.


Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        

Note that the title of the work is italicized and the website name is not. If the author is an organization do not give the Site Name if it is the same as the author name. If the article is from a news website (e.g., CNN, HuffPost)—one that does not have an associated daily or weekly newspaper, follow the website format given below rather than the newspaper example. The APA Style Blog specifies that URLs within the reference list can be "live."

General Format:
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (YEAR, Month Day). Title of work. Site Name. URL

Organization Name. (YEAR, Month Day). Title of work. Site Name. URL

Webpage with an individual author

(Parker & Igielnik, 2020)

Parker, K., & Igielnik, R. (2020, May 14). On the cusp of adulthood and facing an uncertain future: What we know about Gen Z so far. Pew Research Center.                           

Webpage with an organization as author

(Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2019).

Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (2019, July 15). Buy land from the state. 

(If the author is an organization do not give the Site Name if it is the same as the author name.)

Online news site (Karimi & Croft, 2020).

Karimi, F., & Croft, J. (2020, August 14). Any attempt to get coronavirus herd immunity would lead to massive death tolls, Fauci warns. CNN.

Blog posting (Christina, 2011). Christina. (2011, January 12). {New year} projects to keep me on my toes! [Web blog post].
Blog, No Date (Northern Illinois University, n.d.). Northern Illinois University. (n.d.). Tips on avoiding plagiarism