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APA Citation Guide (7th Ed.)



Webpage with an individual author:

In-text: (Liddon, 2020, My Story section, para. 3).
Reference entry:

Liddon, A. (2020). About. Oh she glows: Glow from the Inside out.


Webpage with a group author:

*If the author and publisher are the same, omit the publisher following the title to avoid duplication.

In-text: (Department of Justice Canada, 2017, "Extrajudicial Measures" section, para. 1).
Reference entry:

Department of Justice Canada. (2017, August 8). The youth criminal justice act summary and background. 

Document found on a website: 

*If the author and publisher are the same, omit the publisher following the title to avoid duplication.

In-text: (Community Health Nurses of Canada, 2019, p. 4).
Reference entry:

Community Health Nurses of Canada. (2019, January). Canadian community health nursing professional practice model & standards of practice.


Mentioning a website as a whole:

*Include a link in-text and do not include the website in your reference list:

In-text: Students can find answers to APA questions on the APA Style Blog (
No reference entry.



News Articles Found Online

The 7th edition of the APA distinguishes between citing a web page found on a news website and citing an article from an online newspaper, and it can be difficult to know which kind of source you are using.

If the article is from a source published periodically (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly), you are citing from an online newspaper. These sources are often also published in print.

If the source is not published at any regular interval, it is a news website. Some news websites exist on their own, and others are connected to broadcast news sources (radio or television). 

Online Newspaper Article:
Includes sources like The Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times. 

In-text: (Giesbrecht, 2018, para. 5).
Reference entry:

Giesbrecht, L. (2018, September 4). Regina woman uses painting to tell immigrant women’s stories. Regina Leader Post. 


Web Page from a News Website :
Includes sources like BBC News, CBC, CNN, HuffPost. 

In-text: (Newton & Holcombe, 2017, para. 5).
Reference entry:

Newton, P., & Holcombe, M. (2020, May 26). Canada wants national sick leave plan in place for second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN.

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