How to Cite a Website in a Paragraph

MLA 8th edition: How to cite a website in a paragraph.

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Defining a Website

When you are writing a paper or essay and you need to include information from a website, it is important to know how to cite the website properly. A website is defined as a collection of web pages that are hosted on a single domain. This can include anything from a personal blog to a corporate website. In order to cite a website in your paper, you will need to include the following information:
-The name of the website
-The URL of the website
-The date you accessed the website

For example:

According to the National Weather Service (nws.noaa.gov), Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall in North Carolina sometime on Thursday, September 13th.

Why Cite Websites?

It is important to cite websites you use as a source for your paper or project. Citing websites shows the reader that you have done your research and that the information you are using is reliable. It also gives credit to the creators of the website. There are different ways to format a citation for a website, depending on the style guide you are using.

How to Cite a Website in MLA Format

To cite a website in a paper using MLA format, gather the author’s name, the title of the article, the name of the website, the date you accessed it and the URL. Place this information in reverse order with periods between each piece of information at the end of your citation. Omit any pieces of information that you cannot find. Here is an example:

Author’s last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Website Title. Date you accessed website, URL.

How to Cite a Website in APA Format

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do quite a bit of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper, an entry for the website must be included in the reference list. APA (American Psychological Association) format is typically used for websites. Here’s how to set up a reference list entry for a website:

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Date). Title of article or page. Retrieved from URL

Some elements might not be available for every website--for example, you might not be able to find an author name. In this case, start the citation with the title of the article or page instead.

How to Cite a Website in Chicago Format

To cite a website in Chicago style, you’ll need the following information:
-The website’s author (if given)
-The website’s title
-The date when you accessed the website
-The URL of the website

You can typically find this information at the bottom of the website’s homepage. Here’s an example of how you might cite a website in a paragraph:

According to the National Pesticide Information Center, “Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests, including weeds” (National Pesticide Information Center, n.d.). Pesticides come in many forms and can be used in both agricultural and residential settings. You can learn more about pesticides and their effects on the NPIC website.

How to Cite a Website in Harvard Format

Citing a website that you have accessed can be done in two ways; either including the URL in the text of your paragraph, or by creating a reference list at the end of your essay. If you choose to include the URL in your text, you should do so within angle brackets (< and >). The reference list should be included at the end of your essay, and should list all of the sources that you have referenced in full Harvard format.

How to Cite a Website in Vancouver Format

When you are writing a paper or doing research, you will likely use sources from the internet. While it is important to cite these sources, it can be tricky to figure out how to do so. This guide will help you cite a website in Vancouver format.

The Vancouver format is a citation style that is widely used in the medical and scientific fields. In Vancouver, citations are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. The numbers appear in square brackets and are followed by a period.

The basic format for citing a website in Vancouver style is as follows:

[Number]. Website title. URL. Accessed date.

For example, if you were citing the website Mayo Clinic, the citation would look like this:

[1]. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/. Accessed October 10, 2019.

How to Cite a Website in IEEE Format

When you are writing a paper, it is important to include a citation for any website that you use as a resource. IEEE format is one of the most common citation styles, and it is used in many different disciplines. If you are unsure of which format to use, check with your instructor or the style guide for the specific discipline you are writing in.

To cite a website in IEEE format, you will need the following information:
-The name of the author (if available)
-The title of the website
-The URL of the website
-The date that you accessed the website

Here is an example of how to cite a website in IEEE format:

[1] S. Doe. “Title of Website.” URL, Accessed on date.

How to Cite a Website in Turabian Format

To cite a website in Turabian format, you must include the website’s URL and the date you accessed it. For example: The Chicago Manual of Style recommends including a URL when citing a website (14.260). If no date of publication is available, use (n.d.) in its place.

How to Cite a Website in Bluebook Format

Citing a website in Bluebook format is relatively simple. The key is to include all of the necessary information so that your reader can easily find the source you’re referencing.

The basic format for a website citation in Bluebook style is as follows:

Author. “Title of Article.” Title of Website, Publisher, Date of Publication, URL.

So, for example, if you were citing an article you found on Forbes.com, your citation might look like this:

Rachel Wolfe. “5 Ways to Boost Your Savings This Year.” Forbes, 11 January 2018, https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfe/2018/01/11/5-ways-to-boost-your-savings-this-year/#3904c7653149.

As you can see, this citation includes the author’s name, the title of the article, the name of the website (Forbes), the date of publication (11 January 2018), and the URL where the article can be found (https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfe/2018/01/11/5-ways-to-boost-your-savings-this-year/#3904c7653149).

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