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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Education & General Education Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2016     Views: 1996

APA *only* requires the inclusion of a retrieval date for websites that change frequently over time.  An example could be a statistics site that changes on a regular basis; the CDC's influenza tracker website; or a post to a blog where changes can occur daily as well as hourly.  

For more information on citing websites, click on this link to a post on the APA Style Blog:

If a website remains relatively static, the date that the item was retrieved should not be included in the citation.

If you are using NoodleTools, note that a pop up box appears when you click in the retrieval date section. That pop up box says to NOT include a retrieval date unless the website will change regularly.

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