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:

About.com Islam,. (2014). Evils of Gossip and Backbiting in Islam. Retrieved 12 June 2014, from http://islam.about.com/od/familycommunity/a/Gossip-Backbiting.htm

In-text citation

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

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

There may be some situations in which a story must be shared, even if it may be hurtful. Muslim scholars have outlined six situations in which one is justified in sharing gossip: •When making a complaint to a judge about an injustice that has been done, in order for one to reclaim his or her rights.
 •To seek help which will prevent a person from continuing to commit a certain sin.
 •To seek advice from a Muslim scholar about whether a particular action is allowed or disallowed. In this case, one may mention a certain situation without giving names, in order to obtain a judgment on the matter.
 •To identify a particular person.
 •If someone publicly declares his sins, openly, there is no harm in speaking about it.
 •To warn others about a certain person. For example, it is an obligation for us to warn others about a person who is known to cheat or steal. (About.com Islam, 2014)

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