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Citation Guide

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in research papers.

How to Cite WEBSITES

APA Web Site Citation
Web sites do not include subscription databases

  • 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.).
  • There are two elements absolutely necessary for an web site citation:
    • Name (or title) of site
    • Complete URL (Internet address)

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Date of Publication or Update). Title of work. Retrieved from complete URL


Basements and crawl spaces. (2002, June 23). Retrieved from offices/hsg/sfh/ref/sfhp1-25.cfm

Build smarter with alternative materials. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Clemens, S. L. (n.d.). Roughing it. Retrieved from

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. (2002). DuPont Tyvek®. Retrieved from

Hacken, R. (n.d.). Home page. Retrieved from

7-step home construction plan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http/

Seville, C. (2001, January 25). Finish materials in design/build. Retrieved from

Study skills self-help information. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Willett, P., ed. (1997, April). Victorian women writers project. Retrieved from