Citing Internet Resources
This page is designed for those who need information regarding the proper form used to cite resources from the Internet. Several forms commonly used are referenced.
Internet resources that need citations
To properly cite information from Internet resources
What is a citation?
A citation is a reference to a source of information, whether it is a journal article, a portion of a book, or a Web page.
What is the purpose of a citation?
A citation allows someone to locate the exact article, portion of a book, or Web page that has been referred to. The basic components of the reference citation: Author's Last Name, First Name (if listed). "Title of Document." Title of Complete Work. [protocol and address] [path] (date of message or visit).
- Mengel, Laura. "Finding Information Quick Reference." 1995. http://ed.fnal.gov/net_train/train_search_quickref.html (11 July 1997).
- Burka, Lauren P. "A Hypertext History of Multi-User Dimensions." MUD History. http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/lpb/mud-history.html (5 Dec. 1994).
- Bruckman, Amy. "Approaches to Managing Deviant Behavior in Virtual Communities." ftp.media.mit.edu pub/asb/papers/deviance-chi94 (4 Dec. 1994).
- Bruckman, Amy S. "MOOSE Crossing Proposal." mediamoo@media. mit.edu (20 Dec. 1994).
You do not need to read all of these links. Feel free to browse through the links as desired.
There are some variations in accepted citation styles. Your school or district may want to or have adopted a particular style for student use.