How to cite a website

How to reference a website

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Follow the steps on how to cite a website specifically a webpage with an organisational author :

Step 1: Gather the following information which will be used in citing the website

• Name of the person or organization who wrote or created the webpage.
• The year the webpage was created or last updated.
• The title of the webpage.
• Name of the sponsor of the source (if applicable)
• Date of viewing the source
• The full URL

Step 2: Begin your reference by starting with the creator or the name of the person or organization who is responsible for the webpage then the year the page was created or revised. Follow this with a comma then the title of the website in italics and another comma before the full url in italics.

Note: Use “n.d” which stands for “No Date” if no year can be found.

Reference:
Organisational name Year (page created or revised), Title of specific document, Publisher (if applicable), Place of publication (if applicable), viewed Day Month Year, <URL>.

Example:
Attorney-General’s Department 1998, Review of the Commonwealth’s ‘Acts Interpretation Act 1901’, viewed 1 October 1999, <http://www.law.gov.au>.

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to reference a website you will again
meet to gather the information you need
first you need to know the person or
organization who wrote or created the
webpage the year the webpage was created
or last updated and the title of the
webpage you may also need to identify
the organization responsible for the
website and the place where the
organization is located you must have
the full URL begin your reference with
the creator often this is an
organization then the year the page was
created or last updated
sometimes the year is given at the
bottom of the webpage don’t worry if you
can’t find the year just use n . d .
which stands for no date follow this
with a comma the title of the webpage in
italics and another comma next the
organization responsible for the website
if this is the same as the author you
can laid it out then a comma and the
place where the organization is located
if this is not clear leave this out –
then a comma viewed and the date you
access the website this is written as a
day month in full year the reason we
include this information is in case the
website content changes between the time
you viewed it and the time the person
reading your work looks at it then a
final comma and the URL in angle
brackets then . follow this format to
reference a youtube video if you’re
referencing a blog or a podcast the
rules are slightly different so check
the harvard UTS referencing guide you
can also use this guide for extra tips
and tricks on referencing your website.

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