What is a bibliography for websites?
A bibliography for websites is a list of works cited from the internet that is included at the end of your essay. When you create a bibliography you need to list all of the sources that have informed your writing. This includes articles and information retrieved online.
Each academic institution will have a preferred style and guidelines on how they want the information presented, so it’s crucial that you follow it to ensure you don’t miss out on valuable marks. To view examples of how website citations are formatted in your academic institution, select your style from the list below.
How to write a website bibliography
Different source types require different formatting. So the way you reference websites used in your academic work is distinct from other formats, such as books.
The exact structure of the website citation will depend on whether you have the author information or not. If you do, you’ll need to include the author’s name and date of publication, along with the article title and URL of where you retrieved the information from. If the author’s name isn’t available then it’s acceptable to leave it out, but all the other information must be provided.
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Website bibliography example
APA website example:
The Guardian. (2015, March 1). Business and finance news from Guardian US. The Guardian. Retrieved 21 May 2015, from http://www.theguardian.com/us/business
How to Write a Bibliography for Internet Sources
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There are different formats that you have to follow in citing references for a bibliography on a term paper or an article. You can use different sources such as newspapers, the Internet, magazines, books, and other articles.
- List of Internet sources
- papers or articles
Make sure that the information that you get from the Internet comes from a credible source. There is plenty of information available on the Internet and some of them may be fabricated. Get sources from trusted websites and official websites. You can also try checking out official websites of magazines or newspapers for articles.
To start making your bibliography, you need to get all the information needed. These bits of information include the name of the author of the article, the date when the article was written, the title of the article, the date when you accessed the information, the title of the article and lastly, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) where you got the article. Some information may not be available.
Start writing your bibliography. The format for each entry on the bibliography for Internet sources starts with the name of the author of the article. This name of the author is written with the last name first, a comma followed by the first name. After this information, place a period.
After typing the author’s name, the next information that you will type is the date when the article was written. This piece of information is enclosed in a parenthesis with the month typed first, followed by the day, a comma and the year. Place a period after the closed parenthesis.
Next is the title of the article. This is enclosed in quotation marks or it may also be italicized.
After the title of the article, place the date when you accessed the website and also type in the name of the website followed by a colon.
Lastly, place the URL of your Internet source after the semi-colon.
Your bibliography should look something like this – LastName, FirstName.(Month Day, Year).'Title of the Article' Retrived Month Day, Year from the website: http://www.abcde.com.
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