Citing a Website in APA Style
When citing websites in APA style in your references list, your citation should follow one of the basic formats below.
General, non-periodical websites
Last Name, F. I. (Year of publication). Webpage title. Retrieved from http://website.com
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Pregnant women with any laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection in the United States and territories, 2016. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/pregwomen-uscases.html
- Note: If no author is listed, use the producing organization instead.
Blog posts and data sets
For blog posts and data sets, use the same format as above but include the general source type in [ ] after the webpage title.
Stack, M. (2016). University amenities and university food banks [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.socialsciencespace.com/2016/02/university-amenities- and-university-food-banks
Books and articles found online
In general, citations for books and articles found online follow the same general format as they as do for sources in print. At the end of the citation, be sure to include the website or database in this format: “Retrieved from website.com.” or “Retrieved from XYZ database.”
Information obtained from emails should not be included in a References list. Instead, cite them within the text in parentheses as: (A. Smith, personal communication, November 21, 2016).