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Websites

A website may be cited in text, and may be omitted in the reference list.  However, follow this format if a reference list entry is needed.  Because contents frequently change, include an access date.

Company’s name.  Year.  “Title.”  Accessed Month Date, Year.  URL.

Example:

Google.  n.d.  “Our Culture.”  Accessed July 15, 2016.  https://www.google.com/intl/en/about/company/facts/culture/

Cite in text: (Google, n.d.)

 

World Wildlife Fund. n.d. "Fresh Water: What WWF Is Doing." Our Work.  Accessed January 9, 2018.  https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/fresh-water.

Cite in text: (World Wildlife Fund, n.d.)

Blogs

Blog entries may be cited in text, and may be omitted from the reference list.  However, if a reference list entry is needed, follow this format.

Last name, First name.  Year of posted blog.  “Blog title.”  Name of the blog site (blog), Posted month day, year.  URL

Cite in text: (Last name Posted year)

Example:

Olende, Roy.  2016.  “How to Create Engaging Images for Social Media: A Simple Guide for Non-Designers.”  Buffer Social (blog), February 15, 2016.  https://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-create-engaging-images.

Cite in text: (Oelnde 2016)

Social Media

Social media content can be cited in text, and may be omitted from the reference list.  However, if a reference list entry is needed, follow this format.

Facebook Example:

Bhojwani, Sayu.  2017.  “What both parties should do is stop treating Asian American, African American and Latino voters as commodities. We want more than just lip service during elections.”  Facebook, November 5, 2017.  https://www.facebook.com/SayuBhojwani/posts/1848553302124657.

Cite in text: (Bhojwani 2017)

Twitter Example:

Obama, Barack (@BarackObama).  2017.  “All across America people chose to get involved, get engaged and stand up. Each of us can make a difference, and all of us ought to try. So go keep changing the world in 2018.”  Twitter, December 29, 2017, 8:11 a.m.  https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/946775615893655552.

Cite in text: (Obama 2017)

Instagram Example:

National Geographic (@natgeo).  2018.  “Photo @ladzinski / Stars, streaking from a long exposure over Switzerland’s iconic #matterhorn mountain, high above the town of Zermatt.”  Instagram photo, January 9, 2018.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BduypV5jbsw/?hl=en.

Cite in text: (National Geographic 2018)

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