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Citation Help for APA, 6th Edition: Web Page

Help with common issues and questions with APA 6th ed. Citation Style.

No author?

Example with an author:
Lustig, T. (2007, February). Gutenberg: First modern inkmaker? The inventor of movable type probably also created the first workable printing ink. Graphic Arts Monthly 74, 53.

If this article did not have an author it would be cited as:
Gutenberg: First modern inkmaker? The inventor of movable type probably also created the first workable printing ink. (2007, February). Graphic Arts Monthly 74, 53.

Start with the name of the article, book, or web page if no author is given.

No Date of Publication?

Example: Fellows, S. (n.d.). Seeing the moon rise. New York, NY: Paulson.

Explanation: If you cannot locate a date of publication or creation, use the abbreviation "n.d." in place of the date.


The Briar Press. (2003). Museum accepts million dollar donation. Retrieved from bin/briarpress/show.cgi?db=press&uid=default&home=1


Author: The Briar Press
Last name first. Use initials for first and middle name. For authors that are
groups, associations, or companies, do not change order of the name. Alphabetize in your reference list by first major word of the group or company.

Date: (2008).
Date of last updating of page in parentheses. Close with a period. 

Title & subtitle of the page: Museum accepts million dollar donation.
Follow APA rules for capitalization with only the first word in title and subtitle after the colon capitalized as well as any proper nouns or abbreviations. Do not place the title in Italics. Close the title with a period.

Access statement: Retrieved from
Begin with "Retrieved from". Then, add the web address (or URL) of the web page. Remove hyperlink. Do not end with punctuation.


More Information: See pages 31-32 in the APA Style Guide for Electronic References, 6th ed., which is the update to the APA Manual, 6th ed.