Generally, it is not necessary to cite a website in a reference entry in APA style. To cite a government website in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:. Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a government website in APA style 6th edition:. Author s of government website. Date of publication.
This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, PhD. This article has been viewed , times. Doing in-text citations for a website in APA style for an academic paper or essay can be confusing, especially if you are not sure how much information you are required to include. There are different requirements for a website where you know the date the content was published and the name of the author, and for a website where you do not have this information. Creating a citation for a website, even if you don't know the author or you don't have the date, can be done in just a few short steps.
Last Updated: September 10, References. This article was co-authored by Cara Barker, MA. She has over 16 years of experience working with libraries across the United States.