How to cite this site

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When citing any document, you need to include the name of the author (or authors), the title of the document and the year it was published. When citing a website (where the content of the document might change from day to day), you also need to include the date that you accessed (read, copied, or downloaded) the document.

Generally, for university work, the details of your citation style don’t really matter as long as you are clear and consistent and include all the necessary information. For work you are intending to publish (eg, journal articles) your publisher will probably have a house style and they will either tell you of what that style is (eg. in “advice to authors”) or they will edit your citations to match it.

The following are some examples of well-known citation styles applied to internet documents. I have used this page as an example, but you can use these styles to cite any webpage, if you substitute the appropriate information.

Style: Harvard
In line citation: (Kairn, 2010)
Bibliographic reference: Kairn, T. 2010 How to cite this site. Retrieved [Month] [Day], [Year], from http://www.tanyakairn.net/2010/05/cite-site/

Style: Chicago
In line citation: (Kairn, 2010)
Bibliographic reference: Kairn, T. How to cite this site. 2010. http://www.tanyakairn.net/2010/05/cite-site/ (accessed [Month] [Day], [Year]).

Style: APA (humanities)
In line citation: (Kairn, 2010)
Bibliographic referece: Kairn, T. (2010) How to cite this site. Retrieved [Month] [Day], [Year], from http://www.tanyakairn.net/2010/05/cite-site/

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