Unlike printed sources, Web pages do not always provide standard information. Include the following items (where applicable) when citing Web pages. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
♦ Author or editor’s name (if given)
♦ Title of page accessed; title of article or project accessed (in quotes); or title of book (underlined) *
♦ Any additional information that might be required for a comparable type of source (e.g., title of online magazine)
♦ Title of database, periodical, or professional site (underlined); for site with no title use the designation home page
♦ Date of material (if given)
♦ Page numbers or the number of paragraphs or numbered sections (Note: do not use page numbers unless the Internet shows the original page numbers from the printed version of the article; do not number paragraphs unless the original Internet article has provided them.)
♦ Page publisher, computer service, or organization sponsoring the web site
♦ Date you accessed the information *
♦ URL: the address of the web page enclosed in angle brackets *
Note: Many times you will have to consult a web page other than the one you are viewing to identify the author, date, and/or page publisher. Examine the “home page” or the page just before the one you are viewing. Scroll to the end of the page to see if the author and date are given.
Examples of web page citations:
Gajewski, Karen Ann. "Ohio's law banning the sale to minors. (Worth Noting)." The Humanist Nov.-Dec. 2002: 45. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Apr. 2012.