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Citation Guide

This guide gives overviews and sample citations for MLA and APA citation styles.

APA Style Guide -- Websites

Include as much of the following information as available when citing Web sites:

  • Name of author(s)
  • Date of publication
  • Name of Web page
  • URL of Web page

Tips to remember:

  • Italicize the name of the Web page. The name of the overall Web site is not needed.
  • Capitalize only the first word of the page's title, subtitle, and proper nouns.
  • Do not place a period after the page's URL to end the citation. This will corrupt the URL address.
  • Try to keep the URL on one line. If it must continue onto another line, be sure to break the URL before a forward slash (/).

Sample Citations - Web Sites

Web Page



Web Page, No Stated Author

If no author can be found, begin the citation with the title of the Web page.


Africa: arts and cultures. (2009). Retrieved from




If the author's full name cannot be found, it is acceptable to use the blogger's screen name.


Lessig, L. (2009, April 26). Architects of openness [Web log message]. Retrieved from


Annoyed Librarian. (2009, July 22). Improving neighborhood libraries [Web log message]. Retrieved from