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APA Citations (6th ed.): Webpage

This citation guide will help you learn how to format and cite your paper in APA style.


Webpage = a document connected to the Web and viewable by anyone connected to the internet who has a web browser.

Blog = short for weblog, a blog is a self-published website containing articles or posts of any kind of content, including text, pictures, video/audio, and links. It's often organized by date and keywords, and allows comments from visitors or readers.

Video Weblog = Video blogging (or vlogging or vidblogging) is a form of blogging for which the medium is video, and is a form of Internet television. Entries often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata. YouTube is an example of a video weblog.

Wiki = A wiki is a website designed for multiple people to collaborate by adding and editing content. Wikipedia is an example of a wiki.


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United Nations Development Program. (2009). Human development report. 

     Retrieved from
Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (UNDP, 2009, p. 54)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (UNDP, 2009)

Website with No Author or Date

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Crime and deviance. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Citations in Text (Direct Quote)   ("Crime and Deviance," n.d.)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) ("Crime and Deviance," n.d.)

Direct Reference to a Website

Reference List

No entry required on the Reference List.

(When citing an entire website, but not a specific document on that site.)

Citations in Text   Crime and deviance is a useful website for criminology students (

Blog Post

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Gaiman, N. (2009, December 4). In which I text posterous [Web log post]. Retrieved from
Note: Use nickname or screen name if the author's name is not available.
Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (Gaiman, 2009)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (Gaiman, 2009)

Video Weblog, i.e. YouTube

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ImprovEverywhere. (2009, November 29). Where’s Rob? [Video file]. Retrieved 

Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (ImprovEverywhere, 2009)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (ImprovEverywhere, 2009)

Wikis, i.e. Wikipedia

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Auscultation. (n.d.) Retrieved December 16, 2009, from
Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (“Auscultation,” 2009)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (“Auscultation,” 2009)