Method 1 Method 1 of 3: Citing a Website with the Date and Author

  1. 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.
  2. Note the author’s full last name. Look for the last name of the author of the website you are citing.
  3. Include the date the website content was published.
  4. 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.