How to Cite a Website

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Last updated on November 23rd, 2020

A website is a collection of information pages on the internet which are written by an individual, organization or a company. Websites can range in a variety of topics including news, sports, travel and many other interests and hobbies. Here is how you can cite a website in APA and MLA 8.

To make a citation for a website, you will need the following pieces of information:

The author’s name
The title of the article or page
The title of the website
*The name of the publisher
The date the page or site was published
*The URL

How to Cite a Website in APA

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Retrieved from URL

Bernstein, A (2018, February 5). Cheapest Lease Deals: February 2018. Retrieved from

How to Cite a Blog Post in APA

Last, F. M. (Year Month Date Published). Article title [Type of blog post]. Retrieved from URL.

Constine, J. (2018, February 20). Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and newsfeed with 3D posts  [Web log post]. Retrieved February 20, 2018 from

You can automatically create APA citation fo web using  Cite a Website.

How to Cite a Website in MLA 8

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the website, Name of the publisher, Date of publication, URL.

White, Lori. “The Newest Fad in People Helping People: Little Free Pantries.” Upworthy, Cloud Tiger Media, 3 Aug. 2016,