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Webpage

One author

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of page. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from

     http://webaddress.com 

 

EXAMPLE:

Smith, K. (2003). Baking a better cake. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from

     http://www.sallysbakingaddiction.com

 

No author
Title of page. (year of publication). Retrieved Month Day, Year, from webaddress.com

 

EXAMPLE:

Raising roofs. (2004). Retrieved May 5, 2017, from http://www.raisingroofs.com

 

More than one author:

2 authors (use ampersand):

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.

3 – 20 authors (list and use ampersand):

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., & Author, E. E.

More than 20 authors (list first 19, followed by ellipse and last author): 

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., Author, G. G., Author, H. H., Author, I. I., Author, J. J., Author K. K., Author, L. L., Author, M. M., Author, N. N., Author, O. O., Author, P. P., Author, Q. Q., Author, R. R., Author, S. S., … Author, Z. Z.

Group author (simply put the full name of the organization):

EXAMPLE:

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2018). What is acid rain? Retrieved August 20, 2020,                                                                   from https://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what-acid-rain 

Periodical Article Online

One Author:

Author, A. (date of publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume(issue),

     pages. DOI/stable URL
 

EXAMPLE:

Jones, L. (1990). How to eat and stay slim. Journal of Healthy Living, 4(3),

     120-125.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmwh.2010.06.019
 

 

More than one author:

2 authors (use ampersand):

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.

3 – 20 authors (listed and use ampersand):

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., & Author, E. E.

More than 20 authors (list first 19, followed by ellipse and last author): 

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., Author, G. G., Author, H. H., Author, I. I., Author, J. J., Author K. K., Author, L. L., Author, M. M., Author, N. N., Author, O. O., Author, P. P., Author, Q. Q., Author, R. R., Author, S. S., … Author, Z. Z.

Group author (simply put the full name of the organization):

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2018). What is acid rain? Retrieved August 20, 2020,                                                from https://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what-acid-rain 

Book

One author

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work. Publisher Name.

 

EXAMPLE:
Martinez, D. L. (2009). Writing in the online environment. Evans Press, Inc.

 

More than one author:

2 authors (use ampersand):

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.

3 – 20 authors (listed and use ampersand):

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., & Author, E. E.

More than 20 authors (list first 19, followed by ellipse and last author): 

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., Author, G. G., Author, H. H., Author, I. I., Author, J. J., Author K. K., Author, L. L., Author, M. M., Author, N. N., Author, O. O., Author, P. P., Author, Q. Q., Author, R. R., Author, S. S., … Author, Z. Z.

Group author (simply put the full name of the organization):

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2018). What is acid rain? Retrieved August 20, 2020,                                                from https://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what-acid-rain 

 

Chapter in a book

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of book.

     (pp. xx-xx). Publisher Name.
 

EXAMPLE:
Boone, J. (2008). Writer’s block demystified. In K. Clements (Ed.), Writer’s write

     right  (pp. 23-37). Genius, Inc.

 

Edited book (no author)

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of work. Publisher Name.

 

EXAMPLE:
Clements, K. L. (Ed.). (2010). Writing on the wrong side of the tracks.
OnSight Publications.

Newspaper Online

Author, A. A. (year, month day). Story title. Title of Newspaper. www.webaddress.com

 

EXAMPLE:

Brooks, D. (2008, December 27). Mental health issues raise concerns in city

     offices. New Brunswick Times. www.newbrunswicktimes.com
 

Government Report Online

Name of Government Agency. (year of publication). Title of publication (publication or document number).

     URL
 

EXAMPLE:

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2003). Guidelines for growing certified organic foods

     (USDA Publication No. 02-3456). http://www.deptofag.gov/organics
 

Graphics/Images Online

Photographer or artist name. (Date of publication).

     Title of image/Description of image [Media type]. URL
 

EXAMPLE:

Townsend, M.  (2010). Population by country, May 2010

     [Map]. http://population.mad.com

Video Online

Person or group who uploaded the video.  (year, Month date).  Title of video

     [Video].  Website host. http://www.webaddress.com

 

EXAMPLE:

The Obama Whitehouse.  (2017, January 10).  Farewell address to the American people [Video]. YouTube.

     https://youtu.be/QDyjUIsD-wQ