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APA 6th Edition - University of Lincoln

Referencing system for Psychology

Web page from a University site

In-text citation (paraphrase)
(Johnson & Becker, n.d.)
In-text citation (quotation)
(Johnson & Becker, n.d.)
Reference List
Johnson, K. A., & Becker, J. A. (n.d.). The whole brain atlas. Retrieved from Harvard
University Medical School website:
Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Last update or copyright date; if not
 known, put n.d.). Title of specific document. Retrieved from Name of University

Citing webpages

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  • If a website does not have an obvious author, you can often find more information in the ‘About us’ section.
  • When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available or if the website is not updated regularly, use the year of publication only. 
  • If you refer to an entire professional website, you do not need to include an entry in the reference list. You must identify the title of the source clearly in the text of your paper (capitalised but without special punctuation) and provide the electronic address in brackets.
  • However, when you cite a particular document or piece of information from a website include both a reference list entry and an in-text citation. 
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a retrieval date if the information you viewed is likely to change over time.  If you reference an article from a wiki, for example, you would want to include a retrieval date because information in a wiki can be subject to a lot of change.