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Citation Styles Playbook

The purpose of this playbook is to help you cite the sources used in your academic research.

Notes and Bibliography Format: Citing Web sites

Web sites

**A citation to Web site content can often be limited to a mention in the text (“As of July 19, 2008, the McDonald’s Corporation listed on its website . . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be styled as in the examples below. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last modified. In the absence of a date of publication, use the access date or last-modified date as the basis of the citation.

FIRST NOTE: "Title of Website," website author, publication date/last modified date, OR accessed date, URL.

  • “Google Privacy Policy,” Google, last modified March 11, 2009, http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.
  • "McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts,” McDonald’s Corporation, accessed July 19, 2008, http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.
SUBSEQUENT NOTES: "Title of Website."
  • “Google Privacy Policy.”
  • “Toy Safety Facts.”
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Website author. "Title of Website." Publication date/Last modified date. OR Accessed date. URL.
  • Google. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11, 2009. http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.
  • McDonald’s Corporation. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19, 2008. http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html