Answered By: Middlesex Reference
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016     Views: 30

How you will cite a web site is dependent on the type of material found just like with printed resources.  Not all sites will have all the information but the most common elements included are:

  • Title of web site;
  • Title of the article;
  • Author, editor or corporation responsible for the page;
  • Copyright date of material included in the article;
  • Date you accessed the page since pages on the web often change.

Noodlebib will help you formulate a correct citation by walking you through the various elements.  If you want to read more about this take a look at Purdue's MLA information on citing electronic sources or APA citing of electronic sources.

You must have an account on Noodlebib to use it.  Included below are links on Noodlebib.

MLA Example:

"International Space Station." NASA Missions. NASA, Dec. 2011. Web. 7 Mar. 2012.
     <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/destination_station/
     index.html>.

APA Example

Freitas, N. (2015, January 6). People around the world are voluntarily submitting to China’s Great Firewall. Why? Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/01/06/tencent_s_wechat_worldwide_internet_users_
are_voluntarily_submitting_to.html