More information is provided in the Research Guide about evaluating websites. The acronym C.R.A.A.P. cas serve as a quick reminder:
Internet Sources are difficult to cite because the information available is not consistent. When creating your citation, follow the citation guidelines and use as much information as you have.
If you reference an entire Web site (not a specific part of or document on the site), you may just give the URL address in the text. No entry is needed in the Reference List.
In the text of your paper, cite like this:
The Maryland Nurses Association Web site offers information about membership (http://www.marylandrn.org).
Use author or title and year.
For an electronic source without pages but with numbered paragraphs, use “para.” and the paragraph number. If there are no numbered paragraphs, provide a section header.
Signal phrase, "quote" (Author, Year).
Signal phrase, "quote" (Shortened title, Year).
According to a study, "Twins reared apart report similar feelings" (Palfrey, 2005, Conclusions section).
Use the abbreviation “n.d.” for “no date.”
If there are no page numbers on an electronic source, you can use numbered paragraphs. Use "para." and paragraph number or provide a section header.
Signal phrase with author’s name (n.d.), “quote” (p. page number).
Signal phrase, “quote” (Author, n.d., p. page number).
According to Magnus (n.d.), "it has been difficult to identify a connection between watching television and eating habits" (p. 67).