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Citation Guide

This guide gives overviews and sample citations for MLA, 8th edition and 7th edition, and APA citation styles.

APA Style Guide -- Websites

Include as much of the following information as available when citing Web sites:

  • Name of author(s)
  • Date of publication
  • Name of Web page
  • URL of Web page

Tips to remember:

  • Italicize the name of the Web page. The name of the overall Web site is not needed.
  • Capitalize only the first word of the page's title, subtitle, and proper nouns.
  • Do not place a period after the page's URL to end the citation. This will corrupt the URL address.
  • Try to keep the URL on one line. If it must continue onto another line, be sure to break the URL before a forward slash (/).
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Sample Citations - Web Sites

Web Page

Example:

 


Web Page, No Stated Author

If no author can be found, begin the citation with the title of the Web page.

Example:

Africa: arts and cultures. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/world_cultures/africa

         /africa_arts_and_cultures.aspx

 


Blog

If the author's full name cannot be found, it is acceptable to use the blogger's screen name.

Examples:

Lessig, L. (2009, April 26). Architects of openness [Web log message]. Retrieved from

         http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/architects_of_openness.html

 

Annoyed Librarian. (2009, July 22). Improving neighborhood libraries [Web log message]. Retrieved from

         http://www.libraryjournal.com/blog/580000658/post/210046821.html