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APA Citation Style Guide: References Examples - Web

No Publication Date

If you can’t find a  publication date, use the abbreviation “n.d.” in the place of the date.

Example: Karayannakos, E. (n.d.). Retrieved 20 Nov 2012, 2012, from

Visual APA Style Guide

Easybib provides a visual guide to creating APA citations.  Click on the item to go to the guide:




Article on a Website

Biello, D. (2007). 10 solutions for climate change: Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change. Retrieved 23 November 2012, from

Entire Website

Karayannakos, E. (2011). Retrieved 20 November 2012, from

Blog Post

Scarborough, J. (2012). Campaigns looks past the polls. Retrieved 20 November 2012, 2012, from


Real_ESPNLeBrun.  (2012, November 17).  NYC is where NHL and NHLPA will resume talks Monday [Twitter Post].  Retrieved from

Determing Last Updated Date

If you can not find the last date a web page is updated on you can still figure it out by entering the following text in the URL address bar:
javascript:alert(document.lastModified). (
You may need to manual type javascript: if you paste the text into the address bar.)

This will bring up a pop-up box showing the last date the web page was updated on.

Update Date

NOTE: Some sites update everyday.  This may not be an indicator of when new content was added to the site.