Citing a website in APA style

When citing websites in APA style, your citation should follow one of the basic formats below.

Webpage with an individual author 

As is common in APA format, write the title of the webpage in “sentence case.” In other words, capitalize only the first letter, any proper nouns, and the first letter of a subtitle (after a colon).

Author Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title. Website name. URL

Nadworny, E. (2019, October 5). College students: How to make office hours less scary. NPR.

Webpage with a group author

When the author and site name are the same, you can omit the site name from the citation. In the example below, both the group author and the site name are the CDC, so the citation does not repeat the website name after the title.

Name of group author. (Year, Month Day). Title. Website name. URL

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, August 23). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Webpage with no date

If a publication date cannot be located, use “n.d.”, short for “no date”.

Name of group or individual author. (n.d.). Title. Website name. URL

National Nurses United. (n.d.). Medicare for all: It’s time for guaranteed health care for everyone!

More information

To see more examples and other situations of citing sources in APA style, see the library's online APA Citation guide. You can also find the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) in the Knowledge Center’s reference collection and the Book Stacks. Purdue’s Online Writing Lab has a comprehensive guide to APA style.