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Website Evaluation and Citation: Cite a Website

This guide offers you some questions to ask yourself before you decide a web site has the information you need.

What You Need

To make a citation you will need:

  • Author or Authors,
  • Date,
  • Title
  • and URL.
  • (for an MLA citation you also need the Title of the website or publishing organization.)

ONLY THE WEB ADDRESS IS NOT ENOUGH! 

Also, make sure that your source is not an online journal, magazine article, or newspaper article. Those are formatted differently. See Purdue for details:  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Sample APA citations for Web Sources

Example in APA
AuthorLastName, A. A., & AuthorLastName, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of                 documentRetrieved from http://Web address

 

Website with an Author
Klippel, J.H., & Glunz, J.M. (1995). Kidney disease and lupus. Retrieved from
          http://www.lupus.org/topics/ kidney.html

 

Website with an Organization but No Author
C.N.N. (1999, August 29). Turkey struggles to coordinate relief for epic-level disaster.
          Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com

 

Website with No Author or Date.
Hispanic men in the corporate world. (n.d.) Retrieved from        http://www.psychek.com/psy/hispanics.com  

Sample Blog References and In-text Citations From the APA Style Blog

 

Other APA Style Resources

APA Basics LibGuide

APA Formatting  at Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - 

Everything you ever wanted to know about APA formatting (and explained way better than this LibGuide!):

 

Links to cite it for you:

KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.

The rules of how to use in-text citations and cite anything tricky for MLA or APA papers.‚Äč

Find your book and click on the “cite” tool at the top right of the screen.