how to reference website in text

how to reference website in text

how to reference website in text

When there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry:

All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue. (2010, October 13). Retrieved from

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented
  • Omit any information not found (author, organizational sponsor, date published or updated, etc.).

APA Website Citation
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How to reference website in text
·Author or Group Author (who is responsible for this content?)
The format for an APA reference for content found on a website is:

How to reference website in text
If the source stands alone (e.g. a report) it is italicized.
According to APA Style, if a webpage is part of a greater website do not italicize the title.

Author. (Year). Title of image [format]. Website. URL
[Subject and type of work]. (n.d.). URL

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To put an in-text citation for Wikipedia in APA, you would use the following format: (“Title of article,” n.d.)

It is always important to validate a website before using it in your academic work. For more information visit

  • If a website does not have an obvious author, you can often find more information in the ‘About us’ section.
  • When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available or if the website is not updated regularly, use the year of publication only.
  • If you refer to an entire professional website, you do not need to include an entry in the reference list. You must identify the title of the source clearly in the text of your paper (capitalised but without special punctuation) and provide the electronic address in brackets.
  • However, when you cite a particular document or piece of information from a website include both a reference list entry and an in-text citation.
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time. If you reference an article from a wiki, for example, you would want to include a retrieval date because information in a wiki can be subject to a lot of change.

Thomas et al. (2007) likened abnormal psychology to.
Jones et al. (2010) further described.

How to reference website in text
This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, PhD. Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas. He received his PhD in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
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In your reference list you should provide the details of the secondary source (the source you read). In this example: the details of Kersten 1987.
Citing a source that you found in another source is known as using a secondary source.


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