About Citing Web Sites
When citing a web site, take note of the title, date of publication, author or publisher, place of publication, and the date you accessed the site.
You must always include the URL at the end of your citation.
The title of any resource retrieved online is followed by the medium designator [Internet].
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.
Reference List- entry that appears at the end of your paper.
Tips for Citing Internet Sources
Using and citing Internet sources can be confusing and complex. Here are some tips to help.
- Be sure you have evaluated the online sources for credibility. See Evaluating Websites.
- Follow this basic formats:
Author or Corporate Author [Internet]. Place: University or website sponsor; yyyy Mon dd [cited yyy Mon dd]. Available from URL
Williamson RC. Deciduous tree galls [Internet]. Madison (WI): University of Wisconsin-Madison; 2004 Apr 25 [cited 2013 Sep 12]. Available from http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/pddc/files/Fact_Sheets/FC_PDF/Deciduous_Tree_Galls.pdf
ASAP: systematic annotation package for community analysis of genomes [Internet]. Madison (WI): University of Wisconsin-Madison; c2013 [cited 2013 Sep 12]. Available from http://www.genome.wisc.edu/tools/asap.htm
Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. University of Wisconsin-Madison policy for multisite research studies using human pluripotent stem cells [Internet]. Madison (WI): University of Wisconsin-Madison; 2009 [cited 2013 Sep 12]. Available from http://www.grad.wisc.edu/admin/committees/scro/documents/MultisiteresearchpolicyFinal.pdf