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Citation Guide

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in research papers.

How to Cite WEBSITES

APA Web Site Citation
Web sites do not include subscription databases

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented
  • Omit any information not found (author, organizational sponsor, date published or updated, etc.).
     
  • There are two elements absolutely necessary for an web site citation:
    • Name (or title) of site
    • Complete URL (Internet address)


Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Date of Publication or Update). Title of work. Retrieved from complete URL

Examples:

Basements and crawl spaces. (2002, June 23). Retrieved from http://www.hud.gov/ offices/hsg/sfh/ref/sfhp1-25.cfm

Build smarter with alternative materials. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.build-smarter.com/

Clemens, S. L. (n.d.). Roughing it. Retrieved from http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-in/query/r?ammem/calbkbib:@field(TITLE+@band(Roughing+it.+))

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. (2002). DuPont Tyvek®. Retrieved from http://www.tyvek.com/

Hacken, R. (n.d.). Home page. Retrieved from http://www.lib.byu.edu/estu/

7-step home construction plan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http/www.plansforme.com/ownmyhome/home_building/index.html

Seville, C. (2001, January 25). Finish materials in design/build. Retrieved from http://www.housingzone.com/topics/hz/cmaterials/hz01aa604.asp

Study skills self-help information. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html

Willett, P., ed. (1997, April). Victorian women writers project. Retrieved from http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/nesbit/ballsoc.html