How to Cite Internet Sources in APA and MLA

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This is a short guide on how to cite/reference Internet sources properly.

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How to Cite Internet Sources (APA and MLA Styles)APA (American Psychological Association) Style (see other side for MLA) If you cannot find all of the suggested information, cite what you do find in the recommended order. Examples are single spaced; DOUBLE SPACE citations in your reference list. Journal title and volume numbers are placed in italics. For more information on APA citation style, see http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html Examples of citing resources from Electronic Databases see handout How to Cite Electronic Database Sources.

TYPE WEB SITECiting an entire Web site

FORMAT*Indent lines following the first line of the citation 5 to 7 spaces

EXAMPLE

If you reference an entire Web site (rather than a specific document on the site), you may just give the address (URL) in the text. No works cited entry is needed.

In the text of your paper, cite like this: Kidpsych is a wonderful interactive Web Site for children (http://www. kidpsych.org).

WEB PAGEAn article from an online journal Author. (date of article). Article title. Journal Title, vol.(issue), pages. Date information retrieved, from URL Jacobsen, J.W. (2001). A history of facilitated communication. American Psychologist, 50(2), 750-752. Retrieved August 25, 2001, from http//www.apa.org/journals/ jacobsen.html

WEB PAGEAn article from an online newspaper Author. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Newspaper Title. Date information retrieved, from URL. Pear, R. (2003, January 2). Gains reported for children of welfare to work families. The New York Times on the Web. Retrieved January 4, 2003, from http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/2/ WELF.html.

E-MAIL

Treat as a personal communication. Do not cite in the reference list.

In the text of your paper, cite like this: L.A. Chafez (personal communication, January 3, 2003).

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style (see other side for APA) If you cannot find all of the suggested information, cite what you do find in the recommended order. Examples are single spaced; DOUBLE SPACE citations in your works cited list. For more information on MLA citation style, see http://www.mla.org Examples of citing resources from Electronic Databases see handout How to Cite Electronic Database Sources.

TYPE WEB SITECiting an entire Web site

FORMAT*Indent lines following the first line of the citation 5 spaces

EXAMPLE

If you reference an entire Web site: Title of Database. Date of electronic publication or latest update. Name of sponsoring institution or organization. Date the information is retrieved . CNN Interactive. 19 June 2003. Cable News Network. 11 July 2003 .

WEB PAGEAn article from an online journal

Author. "Article Title." Journal Title vol.issue (Year): pages. Date retrieved information .

Palfrey, Andres. "Choice of Mates in Identical Twins." Modern Psychology 4.1 (2003): 26-40. 4 Jan. 2003 .

WEB PAGE An article from an online newspaperAuthor. Article Title. Newspaper Title Day Month Year, ed.: pages. Vol.Issue (Year): page. Date retrieved information . Still, Lucia. "On the Battlefields of Business." New York Times on the Web 3 Mar. 2003, final ed.: B1+. 4 Aug. 2003 .

E-MAIL

Author. Title of E-mail in Quotes. Email to (the person who received the email). Date of the document.

Yob, Nancy. Spanish Civil War Bibliography. E- mail to Marissa Cachero. 8 June 1997.

Need more help? Ask at the Reference DeskGermantown campus Phone: (301) 353-785309/03/citinginternet/ks,mm

Montgomery College Libraries Rockville campus (301) 251-7130

Takoma Park campus (301) 650-1536