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APA Quick Referencing: Online Sources

Referencing a Webpage

The information required when referencing a webpage in a Reference List is:

  • author or sponsor or organisation
  • year of creation or update year (in brackets)
  • title of webpage (in italics)
  • URL (webpage address)


Where to look for information when referencing a webpage:

  • in the header for the title of the webpage
  • in the footer for the author, sponsor or organisation
  • in the footer for the year of creation or update year

Examples of Online Sources Revised

Material Type In-Text Reference Reference List
 Webpage with   Sponsor  (Tourism Australia, 2012)  Tourism Australia. (2012). Plan your event. 
       https://www.businessevents.australia.com/plan-your-event.aspx
     
 Webpage with   Author  (Payne, 2013)

 Payne, D. (2013). Digital photography tips. https://www.digital-photography-tips.net

     
 Webpage no   Date  (Rottnest Island Authority, n.d.)
 
 Rottnest Island Authority. (n.d.). Rottnest Island history. 
         https://www.rottnestisland.com/about/rottnest-history
    Hint: If no date is available, place (n.d.) in the date position.
 PDF from   Webpage  (Cancer Council WA, 2011)  Cancer Council WA. (2011). Facts on smoking and lung cancer. 
         https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/resources/2011-09-09-Facts-on-smoking-and-lung-
         cancer-fact-sheet.pdf
     

 Image from   Webpage

 (Kirwan, 2008)  Kirwan, J. H. (2008).Quokka [Image]. https://www.flickr.com/photos/johk/3234925638/
     
 Youtube Clip  (Farmer, 2012)  
Farmer, A. (2012, December 16). Great Barrier Reef [Video]. https://youtu.be/X3kPgbPPqvQ
    
     
 ABS  (Australian Bureau of Statistics,   2018)
 Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2018). Childhood education and care: Australia June 2017
          (cat. no. 4402.0). https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4402.0
 
     
 eBook  (Bowden, 2008) 

 Bowden, J. (2008). Writing a report: How to prepare, write and present really effective 
       reports. 
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wactafe/detail.action?docID=471307

     
 Blackboard  (Robinson, 2018)

 Robinson, K. (2018). Session 4: Communication skills on the telephone. Blackboard.
        https://blackboard.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

     
 Wikipedia  (World War II, 2019)

 World War II. (2019). In Wikipedia. https://enwikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II

     

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APA does not require a retrieval date for online information. 

 

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If a webpage includes the year of creation and the year it was last updated, use the update year.
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