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Citing online sources

Posted by R. Berg on October 03, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Do-over posted by ESC on October 03, 2004

: : Someone posted this question earlier. I am just not sure how to do this. Can anyone help?

: : And here is what I found online:

: : Web discussion forum posting

: : To document a posting to a Web discussion forum , provide the following information:

: : Author's name
: : Title of posting, in quotation marks
: : Date of posting
: : URL, in angle brackets
: : Date of access, in parentheses

: : 1. Daniel LaLiberte, "HyperNews Instructions," 23 May 1996, (24 May 1996).

: : 2. Art Saffran, "It's Not That Hard," 5 January 1996, (24 May 1996).

: : http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite7.html

: : Footnotes for Internet sources follow this basic pattern, omitting any items that are not available:

: : Author of the actual item cited (often not given)
: : Title or heading of the item (in quotation marks)
: : Name of the website (underlined)
: : Name of the site's editor or complier (if any), with "ed."
: : Date of electronic publication or latest update of the site
: : Name of the organization responsible for the site
: : Date that you downloaded the information
: : Full Internet address (in angle brackets)
: : There are no page numbers to cite in footnotes for Internet material. (Do not refer to the page numbers of your printout sheets.)

: : When you have to divide an Internet address onto two lines, split it after a slash or before a period.

: : If your computer turns the Internet address into a blue hyperlink, cancel this. (Click on the address with the left mouse button: go to Hyperlink; click on Remove Hyperlink)

: : http://dept.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/stylesheet/mla-foot.htm

If you cite an online source when writing something to be published, follow the style guide that the particular publisher uses. The same goes for citing any kind of reference.