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Citing Websites series:

Citing Websites

Guidelines and examples

Each style has its own characteristics.
Example, guidelines, and a link to each style of citation exercise
will help you build your own citation.

  • Generally these entries are for reference lists
    or bibliographic citations at the end of a document.
  • Refer to your department or instructor
    as to the type of style required.
  • Refer to respective style manuals for sequencing the list,
    page notes, and for other detailed information
(Create your) American Psychological Association
(APA) style

Example:

Landsberger, J. (n.d.). Citing Websites. In Study Guides and Strategies. Retrieved May 13, 2005, from http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm .

(Create your) American Medical Association (AMA) style

Example:

Landsberger J. Citing Websites. Study Guides and Strategies. May 12 2005. Available at http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm, Accessed May 13 2005.

(Create your) Chicago style

Example:

Joseph Landsberger. "Citing Websites." (2004). http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm (Accessed 13 May, 2005).

General guidelines:

  • General format:
    Author, "Webpage title." date published, < URL > ( date accessed )
    -- quotes " " angle brackets < > parentheses ( )
  • List entries alphabetically by author's name in the order of appearance in the document, first name before surname
  • Separate items of entries by periods (commas are used for page notes)
  • Use hanging indents following the first lin
  • Date accessed is included only if important

(Create your) Modern Language Association (MLA) style

Example:

Landsberger, Joseph. “Citing Websites." Study Guides and Strategies . 12 May 2005. 13 May 2005. < http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm >.

General guidelines:

  • List entries alphabetically by author (if no author list title first)
  • Separate items of entries by periods
  • General format:
    Author, last name first. "Webpage title." Website title. Organization/publisher. Date published/updated. Date accessed. < URL >

(Create your) Turabian/Harvard style

Example:

Landsberger, J. n.d. Citing Websites. St. Paul, MN. Accessed 13 May, 2005. Available from http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm.

General guidelines:

  • List entries alphabetically by author (if no author list title first)
  • Separate items of entries by periods
  • General format:
    Author last name, first initial. Published date. Webpage title. Publisher/location. Accessed date. Available from URL.
  • indent after first line by five spaces
  • n.d. refers to no published date being found
Citation styles:

AMA | APA | MLA | Chicago | Turabian/Harvard |
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