Web page with author

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

26. Author of content, "Title/description of page," Title/description of Website, Date (of publication, modification or access), URL.

Footnote example

First entry:

26. Anne O'Hehir, "The Woman Behind the Lens: Diane Arbus," Melbourne Theatre Company, published September 4, 2018, https://www.mtc.com.au/discover-more/backstage/the-woman-behind-the-lens-diane-arbus/.

Second and subsequent entries:

33. O'Hehir, "Woman Behind the Lens."

Format for bibliography

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Citations of websites are usually omitted from the bibliography, however they should be included if they form a critical part of your research, or if they are frequently cited. Check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

Author (surname, first name). "Title/description of page." Title/description of Website. Date (of publication, modification or access). URL.

Bibliography entry example

O'Hehir, Anne. "The Woman Behind the Lens: Diane Arbus." Melbourne Theatre Company. Published September 4, 2018. http://www.mtc.com.au/backstage/2018/09/feature-the-woman-behind-the-lens-diane-arbus/.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 14.207 and Turabian 17.7.1.
  • A web page is any one of the “pages,” or subdocuments, that make up a website.
  • Include the title of the web page, the title of the website (or a description), the author of the content and/or the owner (sponsor) of the site, and a URL.
  • Titles of individual specific pages should be in quotation marks. Titles of websites as whole should appear in roman type (not italics) (Manual 14.206).
  • Include a publication date (or date of modification/revision). If no such date can be found, include an access date.
  • Precede date of modification or access with 'last modified' and 'accessed' respectively.
  • If a website refers to themselves by their domain name (which is case sensitive), shorten and capitalise it in a logical way (e.g., www.google.com becomes Google).
  • Citations of website content are usually only included in the text and the notes, not in the bibliography. However, if they form a critical part of your research or are frequently cited, they may be included in your bibliography. Check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

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