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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Webpage with a Retrieval Date

Provide a retrieval date in the reference list entry when citing an unstable work that is likely or meant to change (dictionary entry, social media profile, Google Maps, etc.)

Formatting Examples

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

U.S. Census Bureau. (n.d.). U.S. and world population clock. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved July 3, 2019, from  

In-text Citation Guidelines



Parenthetical citation example



(U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.)  


Narrative citation example


U.S. Census Bureau (n.d.)

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.  

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