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MHS Library | How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University)

Web sites

 

Web Sites

Rule for Notes

Note Number. Author, "Title of the Page," Title or Owner of the Site, URL, (access date).

If there is no named author, give the name of the owner of the site.

Use descriptive phrases for content from informal sites, such as personal home pages and fan sites, where titles may be lacking.

Examples of Notes

1. Philip Shaw, "Modernism and the Sublime (The Art of the Sublime)," Tate, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/the-sublime/philip-shaw-modernism-and-the-sublime-r1109219, (accessed January 24 2013).

2. Australian Government, "National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper," Australian Government Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, http://culture.arts.gov.au/discussion-paper, (accessed January 24 2013).

Rule for Bibliography

Author. "Title of the Page." Title or Owner of the site. URL. (accessed date).

Examples of entries in Bibliography

Australian Government. "National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper." Australian Government Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport. http://culture.arts.gov.au/discussion-paper, (accessed January 24 2013).

Shaw, Philip. "Modernism and the Sublime (The Art of the Sublime)." Tate. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/the-sublime/philip-shaw-modernism-and-the-sublime-r1109219 (accessed January 24 2013).

 

Blogs

Rule for Notes

Follow the basic pattern for websites. Include the author's name and the date of posting. Cite only in a Note. Only include a specific item in the Bibliography if it is critical to your argument or frequently cited.

To cite a comment posted on a blog by someone other than the author of the site, follow the basic pattern for blog entries; identify the material as comment, include the date when the comment was posted; if the comment author's name is incomplete or a pseudonym, add pseud. in brackets after the posted name

Examples of Notes

1. Jef Geys, "Letter University of Warwick," Weblog Jef Geys, entry posted January 19, 2013,  http://jefgeysweblog.wordpress.com/ (accessed January 24, 2013).

2. Bill [pseud.], comment on "The New American Dilemma: Illegal Immigration," The Becker-Posner Blog, comment posted March 10, 2006, http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/archives/2006/03/the_new_america.html#c080149 (accessed March 28, 2006).

Rule for Bibliography

Do not cite in Bibliography unless a specific item is critical to your argument or frequently cited.