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Referencing Toolkit

APA : Websites

  Victoria University Library [vicunilibrary]. APA Referencing : web content [video file]. Retrieved from

Basic Format to Reference a Journal

The basics of a reference list entry for a Web page or Web document:

  • Author or authors. The surname is followed by first initials.
  • Year (in round brackets).
  • Title.
  • Web address.
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 5-7 spaces.

Example:  American Psychological Association. (2018). What you need to know about willpower: The psychological science of self-control. Retrieved from


Please note:

  • Include author(s) surname for web page/ web document  references where possible. An author may be a corporate body or organisation responsible for creating, producing or publishing a web page or website.
  • Where there is no identifiable author or authoring body, use the title of the web page or website.