I once found an example of "Accessed" from or date accessed in citation and references in the current 6th edition of the APA publication manual. Would somebody please give me a proper example of how to use Accessed to cite and reference a website? Also the page number in the APA manual would help. Thank you.

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Technically, APA uses "retrieved from" for websites rather than "accessed from":

Retrieved [date] from [URL].

It should be noted that dates are only required for frequently changing content; more or less "static" web pages do not need to have a date included, although there is certainly nothing wrong with doing so.

  • I would argue that the default for websites should be to assume non-static unless they are explicitly stated to be archival.
    – jakebeal
    Mar 20, 2018 at 1:02
  • @jakebeal: Fair enough. But I'm trying to distinguish what the APA considers obligatory and what it doesn't.
    – aeismail
    Mar 20, 2018 at 2:03

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