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Citing Online Resources

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Meagan Fowler

on 16 April 2015

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Common mistakes and how to avoid them
Citing Online Resources
Full Site:
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available).
Name of
Site
. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

Specific Webpage:
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). "Name of
Webpage."
Name of Site
. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
Full Site:
The Purdue OWL Family of Sites
. The Writing Lab and
OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 23 Apr. 2008.

Specific Page:
"How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow. Demand
Media, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2009.
Examples
Stands for "no date of publication"
Over used!!!!!!

Where to find the date:
On the specific page itself
May be referred to as date "updated" or "posted"
Date at the bottom of the website is usually the copyright date, not the last date updated
Use n.d. if you cannot find a date, but make sure you look before you use this

Example: http://legacy.fordham.edu/Halsall/india/indiasbook.asp#The Formation of Religious Traditions
n.d.
Stands for "no publisher/sponsor"
Is the organization in charge of the website
Way over used!!!!!!

Where to find the publisher/sponsor:
At the bottom of the website near the copyright
Under the “About Us” page (click to enlarge):
Sometimes, it is the same as the Website title

Example: http://www.asia.si.edu/pujaonline/puja/basic_beliefs.html
n.p.
Basic Formats for a website
Website Title
vs.
Webpage
Website Title:
the name for an entire website (not just the article title)
can usually be found in the top left corner of the website
it can be similar to or the same as the publisher or sponsor

Webpage:
The specific part of the website you are looking at
Similar to an article title
Let's Practice:
EasyBib.com

Cite together:

http://legacy.fordham.edu/Halsall/india/indiasbook.asp#The Formation of Religious Traditions

http://www.asia.si.edu/pujaonline/puja/basic_beliefs.html
Usually provides the citation
However, it can be incorrect

Most common errors:
Over or under capitalization
Incorrect article title or journal title
Inaccurate author
You always need to double check!!!!

Example: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=201209050703CANADANWCANADAPR.C8089&site=pov-live&authtype=cookie,ip,custuid&custid=infohio
Databases
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