How to cite a Website

Step 1: Formatting the Author's name

  • Place the name of the Author in a reversed order. (Last name, First name) Remember to write the complete first name and not the initials only. If you are to add middle initials or any suffixes such as Jr. and Sr. or roman numerals, add these after the first name and separated it with a comma. End the cited name with a period.

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand.
    Howard, Ferdinand, Jr.
  • If the article is written by more than one writer, place the name of each writer one after the other using the Chicago style of formatting names as instructed above and separate each one with a comma. The last name in the series of entries will be separated with "and."

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand, Lee, Robert and Percival Harold.

Step 2: Formatting the title of your source

  • In formatting the title of your source, remember to write the complete title of the article you have taken your citation and place it after the name of the author. Also remember to place the full title inside quotations marks and do not italicize it.

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand. "Death toll in Persian campaign, rising."

  • Next, place after the title the name of the website where the article was posted. After it place the complete URL of the page. Follow it with the word "accessed" and the date when you have accessed the page.

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand. "Death toll in Persian campaign, rising." (accessed February 7, 2006).
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