Website post or page (general treatment)

In-text citations


According to Fry (2013, August 7) David Cameron's views …

David Cameron has recently announced … (Fry, 2013, August 7).

Direct quote

  • Many electronic sources do not provide page numbers, unless they are in PDF format.
  • Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and use the name of the section and the paragraph number as part of the in-text reference if quoting from a website that is NOT a PDF document.

"David Cameron has recently started campaigning …" (Fry, 2013, August 7, para. 3).

Reference list


Author. (Year/Date). Title [Form, if needed]. Retrieved from URL

With retrieval date:

Department of Health. (2018). Latest My Aged Care updates: Ageing and aged care. Retrieved July 11, 2018, from

Without retrieval date:

Department of Health. (2017). My Aged Care: Ageing and aged care. Retrieved from

Fry, S. (2013, August 7). An open letter to David Cameron and the IOC. [Blog post]. Retrieved from The new adventures of Mr Stephen Fry website:

  • Give the name of the person or group who created the content on the post or page.
  • Give the year or specific date of the post or page (as displayed on the individual post or page) or use the copyright date, last updated date, or (n.d.) as appropriate.
  • Give the title of post/page (no italics). If there is no title, give a short descriptive phrase in square brackets. If material is non-routine, add description of form in square brackets.
  • Give URL of post/page (archived URL if available; click date stamp to access) or of home page, whichever is more direct/reliable. If website name is different from URL, add this to the entry (see 'Fry' example above).
  • Provide a retrieval date for references where the content changes over time, such as for non-archived social media pages.