Method 1 of 3: Citing a Website with the Date and Author
- Use parentheses at the end of the phrase you are citing. Always start the in-text citation with parentheses after the phrase you are quoting.
- Note the author’s full last name. Look for the last name of the author of the website you are citing.
- Include the date the website content was published.
- End with a period outside the parentheses.
Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you
1. How do I cite a website within text, using APA?
There are four main details that most reference list entries have:
- The author field.
- The publication year.
- The title of the work ( italicized or in “quotation marks”).
- The source from where the reference can be obtained (e.g., URL, DOI, etc.).
2. How do you cite a website in an essay?
When writing in American Psychological Association style, you’ll need these elements:
- URL of the page
- Title (of the page or article)
- Date when you accessed the website
3. How do you format an essay in APA format?
- There should be uniform margins of at least one inch at the top, bottom, left, and right sides of your essay.
- The text should be in Times New Roman size 12 font.
- Your paper should be double-spaced.
- Every page should include a page number in the top right corner.
- The first word of each paragraph in your paper should be indented one-half inch.
4. How to cite in APA when there are multiple authors?
Reference List: Author/Authors
- Single Author. Last name first, followed by author initials.
- Two Authors. List by their last names and initials.
- Three to Twenty Authors. List by last names and initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded again by ampersand.
- More Than Twenty Authors.
- Group Author.
- Unknown Author.