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Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

Greenblatt (2010) describes…


…was described (Greenblatt 2010).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author (the person or organisation responsible for the site) Year (Date web site created/revised), Title (name and place of the sponsor of the source), viewed Date (day, month, year). URL

Reference list example

Greenblatt S 2002, A special letter from Stephen Greenblatt, viewed 25th March 2010. http://mla.org/scholarly_pub

Style notes for this reference list

  • The author is the person or organisation responsible for the creation or revision of the web site.
  • Use angle brackets to contain the web address to eliminate confusion with other punctuation.
  • There is no comma or full stop between the author and date web site created/revised. 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. The University of Melbourne Library's web site <http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au> describes ...)
  • To cite a web site within the text of an assignment, use the name of the person or organisation responsible for the site (author) and the date of the site's creation or most recent update.

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