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Reference guide for APA 7th edition - Short version

Short version of the reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the departments of Biology and Environmental Science at Lund University on how to format references according to the APA style.

Web pages and websites

Web pages and websites

The instructions in this section is valid for 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”. 

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”. 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.