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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Criminal Justice & Paralegal Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017     Views: 27

In some cases, it is necessary to cite specific information from various pages within the same website.  When multiple webpages with the same publication date from one larger website are used, the APA Citation Style uses a lower case a, b, c, d, etc. in the date segment of the citation to distinguish one webpage from another in the References list and in the in-text citation.

The format for References list citations for two different pages from the same website with an individual as an author would be:

The format for References list citations for two different webpages within the same website with a corporate or institutional author would be:

For a better understanding of this APA rule, review the following example.

Example:  The Mayo Clinic has a website that provides information on a variety of medical conditions and illnesses.  Information about the symptoms and causes for hypertension (found on two different pages within the website) would be cited as follows:

The in-text citations for the webpages cited above would be:

(Mayo Clinic, 2016a).

(Mayo Clinic, 2016b).

For more information, please consult Tim McAdoo's post in the APA Style Blog.

Note for NoodleTools users:  NoodleTools will not automatically insert the a, b, c, d, etc. into the date segment of the citation.  The letter will have to be added to the citation manually once it is downloaded into a Word document.

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