Document within a website

You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

Greenblatt (2002) argues that…


…was argued (Greenblatt 2002).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author of document Date of document creation/revision, Title of document, Sponsor, Place of sponsorship, viewed Date document viewed. URL

Reference list example

Greenblatt S 2002, A special letter from Stephen Greenblatt, Modern Language Association, New York, viewed 15 October 2008.

Style notes for this reference type

  • The author is the author/editor/compiler of the document within the web site.
  • Use angle brackets to contain the web address to eliminate confusion with other punctuation.
  • The title of the document is italicised. Minimal capitalisation is recommended. capitalise only the first word of the title and any proper nouns.
  • There is no comma or full stop between the author and date of document creation/revision. Commas are used to separate all other elements. The reference entry finishes with a full-stop.
  • A web address can be given directly in the text, enclosed in angle brackets. An entry in the reference list is not required in this case. (E.g. Details are available from the Modern Language Association's web site <>.)

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