APA 7th Referencing Guide — Webpage

University of Huddersfield

APA Referencing Guide — Webpage

Webpages and blogs referencing guide (PDF download).


  • If you cite multiple webpages from a website, create a reference for each.
  • If the website does not have a date use n.d. (no date), sometimes the date is right at the bottom of a webpage, e.g. the copyright date.
  • To find a publishing date on a website: Right click on the page. Select View page source. Press the Control and F keys, then type the word publish to see if it will find the year it was written.
  • Use the organisation name if individual author is unknown.
  • If a website does not have an obvious author/ organisation look in the ‘about us' section.
  • When the website name is the same as the author, omit the website name from the reference list.
  • If you are referencing a long URL, you are encouraged to use a URL shortening service, e.g. Bitly or TinyURL.
  • All links should be live if the work is to be read online. Remove the hyperlink if the work in a printed format.
  • Only provide a retrieval date if the content is designed to change over time and is not archived. The format is: Retrieved January 12, 2020, from https://www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice/
For information on blogs, follow the link below:
Format and order
  • Author(s)/ organisation. (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial OR organisation followed by full stop)
  • (Year). (in round brackets, followed by full stop)
  • Title of webpage. (in italics followed by full stop)
  • Website name. (followed by full stop)
  • URL
In-text citation

The University of Huddersfield (2018) proudly promoted their TEF Gold Teaching Excellence Framework and HEA Global Teaching Excellence Award ...

"Don't send yourself cross-eyed trying to use binoculars"… (Oates, n.d.).

"mRNA preventative vaccines offer…profound implications for child health" (UNICEF, 2022, p. 42).

Reference list

University of Huddersfield. (2018). University of Huddersfield: inspiring tomorrow's professionals. https://www.hud.ac.uk/

Oates, M. (n.d.). Top tips for butterfly spotting. National Trust. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/top-tips-for-butterfly-spotting

UNICEF. (2022). Prospects for children in 2022: A global outlook. https://uni.cf/3iSFFvh

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