Guide: How to cite a Website in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Website in APA style

Cite A Website in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a website using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Retrieved Date Accessed, from http://Website URL

Example:

Drake, G. (2013). Australia’s indefinite, non-reviewable detention of refugees on security grounds violates international law | Human Rights Law Centre. Hrlc.org.au. Retrieved 9 June 2014, from http://hrlc.org.au/australias-indefinite-non-reviewable-detention-of-refugees-on-security-grounds-violates-international-law/

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

Another report by a separate human right's committee in regards to the report made by the UN Human Rights Committee about Australia's treatment of refugees. It is highly critical of the government's handling of the situation, however it notes the complexity of the situation. It also highlights the future High Court hearing in Australia about it. (Drake, 2013)

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