Sometimes it is easy to identify the author and date of a webpage. For example, on this webpage the author appears prominently at the top of the page. And the date? Many webpages don’t have a publication date. This one has a date when it was last reviewed but we can’t use this in our reference. We also can’t use a copyright date. But we can use ‘last updated’. So for webpages, most often we need to use the letters n.d. which stand for ‘no date’. To create a full reference we also need the title of the webpage… followed by the URL. Putting these elements together, our reference looks like this: Sometimes, though, identifying the author is not so straightforward. In this example, ‘Australian Government Initiative’ refers to a group of organisations. And If we read the ‘About’ section, we see that Water Quality Australia is the name of the website, not the name of an agency, so we can’t use it as the author. To find the author, try looking at the bottom of the page. Here are all the state and territory governments that make up this Australian Government initiative. However, here is the department which is responsible for publishing this resource. This is what our reference would look like: For more information, check the CDU APA Referencing Style Guide.