Another really common referencing question. It’s on the internet so I don’t need to cite it, do I? Yes, of course you do. If it’s not yours, stay safe and cite it.
We’ll look first at how to create a bibliographic reference for the end of your work. Here is what you need:
- Author of web page (whether an individual or an organisation)
- (Year the site was last published/updated)
- Title of Internet site (in italics)
- Available at: URL
- (Accessed: date)
So, now for some examples…
Maybe you’ve been using Aswath Damodaran’s personal webpages – Damodaran Online – in your finance assignment. A reference for an item on his site would read:
Damodaran, A. (2017) Damodaran Online. Available at: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/. (Accessed: 21 January 2017).
If you’ve been using information from a corporate site, such as Great Place to Work, in your research, your reference would look like this:
Great Place to Work (2017) Wellbeing and the Importance of Workplace Culture. Available at: http://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk/WellbeingandCulture. (Accessed: 21 January 2017).
Where you make reference to these items in your text, follow the normal ‘name and date’ conventions and simply follow any mention with (Damodaran, 2017) or (Great Place to Work , 2017) or a variation thereon.
As always, if you have any questions about referencing or citations, please contact MIRC or the Kings Norton Library.
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