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In-text citation for a quotation
(Smith, 2003, para. 27)
Smith (2003) is sure that the only way to build a stable rifle is to “use the finest materials money can buy” (para. 27).
Note: If a Web page or electronic document does not have numbered pages, use the paragraph number in place of the page number. A section name may also be needed.
In-text citation for a paraphrase
Smith (2003) believes that money should be no object when one is building his or her own rifle.
Reference page when individual author is provided
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of page. Retrieved from URL
Smith, K., & Jones, M. (2003). Building a better rifle. Retrieved from http://www.buildingrifles.com
Reference page when no individual author is given, but there is a corporate author or sponsoring organization
Sponsoring Organization. (year of publication). Title of page. Retrieved from URL
National Geographic. (2011). Iceman’s stomach sampled – filled with goat meat. Retrieved from
Reference page citation with no individual author or sponsoring organization
Title of the Web page. (copyright date or updated date at the bottom of the page). Retrieved from URL
The word “Web” is capitalized above because many sources agree it is a version of the proper name World Wide Web.
Raising roofs. (2004). Retrieved from http://www.raisingroofs.com
Reference page citation for online reference work with author
Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Retrieved from URL
Boone, J. (2008). The history of grammar. In K. Clements (Ed.), Grammarpedia (pp. 23-37).
Retrieved from http://www.grammarpedia.com
Reference page citation for online reference work with no author
Title of entry. (copyright date or most recently updated date at the bottom of the page). In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title
of reference work (ed., Vol.). Retrieved from URL
Parts of speech. (2012). In K. C. Clements (Ed.), Clements Dictionary (2nd ed., Vol. 3). Retrieved from http://www.grammarpedia.com
Reference page citation for a website when you use two different pages and the author or organization and year is the same
National Geographic. (2011a). Hybrid Cuban-American crocodiles on the rise. Retrieved from
National Geographic. (2011b). Iceman’s stomach sampled – filled with goat meat. Retrieved from
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