A. One Author or EditorB. Two Authors or EditorsC. Three to Five Authors or EditorsD. Chapter in an Edited Book or TextbookE. Entry in a dictionary or encyclopediaF. No AuthorG. E-BookH. Edition other than the FirstI. TranslationJ. Government Publication
A. Journal Article with One AuthorB. Journal Article with Two AuthorsC. Journal Article with 3 - 6 AuthorsD. Journal Article with more than 7 authorsE. Magazine ArticleF. Newspaper ArticleG. Article from a DatabaseH. Google Scholar
A. Basic Web PageB. University / College WebpageC. No AuthorD. Blog postE. Online Reference EntryF. Online Government DocumentG. Document from a WebsiteH. Wikis
A. Motion PictureB. YouTube VideoC. Podcast
A. Electronic ImageB. FiguresC. Photographs and Maps
A. InterviewB. EmailC. Religious and Classical WorksD. Secondary SourcesE. Lectures / Course MaterialsF. Archival WorksG. Tweets & FacebookH. Personal Communication
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About Citing Websites

When citing a website, take note of the author, title, the publisher, publication date, and the date you accessed the site.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-text Citation - entry that appears in the body of your paper.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper

 

Basic Web Page (pp. 187-192)

When citing sources that you find on the Internet you must include a retrieval date only when the information you viewed is likely to change over time (p. 192). This usually pertains to wikis and blogs.

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])

References:

Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.).

         Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Dawson, 1987)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Dawson, 1987, para. 5)

References:

Dawson, A.T. (1987). A survey of Canadian Aboriginal writers. Retrieved from

          http://www.huop.ubc.ca/~martha/Martha/cs/survey.html

Detailed Examples:

Web page

Lee, J. (1997). Kinship and family ties. Retrieved

from http://www.postcolonialweb.org/nz/maorijlg2b.html

In-text citation  (Lee, 1997)

 

Web page with no author

Kinship and family ties. (1997). Retrieved

from http://www.postcolonialweb.org/nz/maorijlg2b.html

In-text citation  ("Kinship and family ties," 1997)

 

Web page with no date

Lee, J. (n.d.). Kinship and family ties. Retrieved 

from http://www.postcolonialweb.org/nz/maorijlg2b.html

In-text citation  (Lee, n.d.)

 

Learn More

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University offers an online resource which can be used in some cases.  However, it does not include everything required for citing sources in one place.

The APA citation style does not cover Canadian government sources, and has only a limited section on American government resources.

Please refer to the staff at the Library Reference Desk for clarification when citing Canadian government sources.

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