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Reference guide for APA 7th edition

Reference guide for APA 7th edition intended for students at the department of Biology and CEC, Lund University. NB! If you access the guide using a smartphone, please note that the text will open below the menu.

Web pages and websites

Web pages and websites

The instructions in this section concern references to webpages. This category is used only when the work has no parent or overarching publication other than the website itself. Some webpages will have a group author, e.g. organization, company or authority, instead of a personal author. If the group author is the same as the site name, omit the site name from the reference. For webpages where the content is designed to change over time and the page itself is not archived, you conclude the reference with information on the retrieval date in addition to the URL in the format “Retrieved Month DD, YYYY, from http://xxxx”. 

Do not forget to consult the general instructions on how to write references according to APA (7th edition), including how to write in-text references and construct a reference list, the number of authors to be included, how to write references to two or more works within the same parenthesis, what to do if you have several references with the same author and publication date, how you cite specific parts of works, how to handle incomplete reference information (e.g. missing author information or no publication date), and when/how to use acronyms.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of work. Site Name. URL


In-text references  

(Mellgren, 2019)

(Ministry of the Environment, 2019)

(Mwai, 2019)

(Swedish Biodiversity Centre, n.d.)

(Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 2019)

Mellgren (2019) reported...

Ministry of the Environment (2019) has released...

In an article by Mwai (2019)...

Swedish Biodiversity Centre (n.d.) has launched a new research project...

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (2019) write on their website...

Reference list

Mellgren, J. (2019, December 9). ”Inget vanligt vulkanutbrott” [No ordinary volcanic eruption]. SVT Nyheter.

Ministry of the Environment. (2019, December 17). A coherent policy for the climate. Government Offices of Sweden.

Mwai, P. (2019, December 20). Did Ethiopia plant four billion trees this year? BBC News.

Swedish Biodiversity Centre. (n.d.). Current research projects. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Retrieved December 20, 2019, from

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. (2019, 12 December). Sweden’s climate act and climate policy framework.