. Since the authorship and location of Web sources are harder to establish, readers need even more information in order to assess sources and to retrieve them for further study. The Yale library system subscribes to many such databases, allowing you to access them for free. Include the date the message was sent. Some of the facts you find may be attributable to common knowledge see for more discussion. Generally, you would put the last name and page number but since the source you use is online and has no page number, you just use the last name, as advised by your teacher.
The advice here is not to hide what Wikipedia contributes to your ideas, but rather to move beyond Wikipedia and write from a more knowledgeable, expert stance. A works cited page is a list of works that you referenced in the body of your paper, whereas a bibliography is a list of all sources you used in your research. If you are conscientious about identifying who sponsors the site, your reader will be better prepared to examine the material you present. Some professors will warn you not to use Wikipedia because they believe its information is unreliable. Remember that this is only a guideline adapted from the. Burns is proud to have completed a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications at Indiana University, a degree she started working toward in 1975. American Greetings, 22 May 2006.
Example: Red Hills with White Shell in italics. For works created by a corporate author—an institution, a government body, or another kind of organization—list that entity as the author: Hart Research Associates. The subject line in quotes. Book One editor Lockhard, David J. Continue with the year the work was created. This same goal is paramount when listing print sources. Pioneer Communications of America, Inc.
A container is anything that is a part of a larger body of works. Since the authorship and location of Web sources are harder to establish, readers need even more information in order to assess sources and to retrieve them for further study. Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health. Date and any information that could help with retrieval. If there are two authors with the same surname, be sure to include their first initial in your citation to avoid confusion.
Keep typing until you run out of room at the end of the line. It is good practice to print or save web pages or, better, use a program like Adobe Acrobat to keep your own copies for future reference. If the journal you are citing appears exclusively in an online format i. Gale Literary Criticism Online Signed Achenbach, Joel. Book with Editors: Name of author inverted. Note: Even when you properly identify Internet sources, the very pasting that feels like a time-saver can lead you to use block quotations that are longer and less precise than necessary. If the publisher is the same as the website name, only list it once.
Give appropriate department and school names as well, following the course title. As long as you clearly indicate all of your sources via both parenthetical citations and a works cited list, it is very unlikely that you will lose points for citing incorrectly. Page Number: Begin the list on a new page and number each page, continuing the page numbers of the research paper. Many writers, especially beginning academic writers, are better served by retyping quotations, because this extra step leads them to edit quotations and to paraphrase. Follow this with the date you accessed the material.
Any source that provided you with ideas or information that you have included in your work and which are not considered common knowledge must be included, including websites. Trabuco Hills High School Library. United States: New World Entertainment. Begin on a new page. Title of journal in italics, version year published : page range. Spaces and other punctuation marks are ignored.
Web page Professional Organization Need study notes on the most popular novels and plays? Binder, Guyora, and Robert Weisberg. Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper or project. Also note: Although online versions of print sources are often more reliable than or , their reliability is no greater than that of their print versions. Follow that with the most specific identifying information you can give about the particular post. Name of institution affiliated if available , date of creation. Unless the website includes numbered paragraphs or sections, you should not include any additional information.
See also for advice about how to use Internet sources effectively. Loner Goats Become Stallmates and Fall in Love. Provide the medium of publication that you used in this case, Web and the date of access. To cite a webpage for a department or an educational course: Instructor's last name, first name. Walrus Online 14 May 2006. The Fence and the River: Culture and Politics at the U. The Works Cited page is a reference page utilized by the Modern Language Association.
The proper name for it should be Works Cited, as the works by multiple authors, not one, are cited. Class Notes, Lecture, etc… Class Notes: Name of lecturer inverted. Because web addresses are not static i. New York: Washington Square-Pocket, 1992. If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author. The format of the entry depends on the source as well as the information that is available.