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APA Citation: Websites & Databases

Select the blue tab for the type of citation you need.

Information Needed

  • author(s) (if present)
  • date of publication (use n.d. if not available)
  • title of article or page
  • URL (see note below)

If no author is present, begin the entry with the title of the work.


Give the URL of the home page when the online version of the article is available by search to avoid nonworking URLs. (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7.01).

Website Examples


Web Page with Author



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2009, December 17). Occupational Outlook           Handbook, 2010-11 Edition. Retrieved from


Web Page without Author



About the library. (2011, June 6). Retrieved from



Online Reference Work or Database


Country Review: Antigua. (2012). In CountryWatch. Retrieved from

Microsoft Corporation. (2011). In Hoover's. Retrieved from

*The APA Publication Manual does not clearly specify the citation format for an online database. These examples are derived from the citation for an online reference work, APA Publication Manual 7.02.30.

Statistical Table


University of Houston-Downtown Office of Institutional Research and Planning. (n.d.). "Baccalaureate Degrees      Awarded by Gender & Ethnicity." In University of Houston-Downtown Fact Book 2011-2012 (p. 30). Retrieved      from

*The APA Publication Manual does not clearly specify the citation format for a statistical table. This example is derived from the citation for part of a source (6.19) and for an online reference work (7.02.30).