Skip to main content

Citing Sources: Reference page

This guide indicates the appropriate form for layout, in-text citations, and bibliography for MLA, APA, and Chicago formatted papers.

Basic layout for website

Author, A. A. (date of publication). Document Title. Retrieved from URL

At a minimum, a reference of an Internet source should provide a document title or description, the date of publication or update (when available) and the URL that leads to the entry page for the document. Wherever possible, identify the author(s) of the document. Sometimes you have to hunt around to find the information. Try going up a page of the URL. (

Do not put a period after the URL

Website created by an organization or person

Reddick, A., & Boucher, C. (2002). Tracking the dual digital divide. Retrieved


In Text

(Reddick & Boucher, 2002)

Website created by an organization, no date

Canadian Council on Social Development. (n.d.).A profile of health in Canada:

           The health of Canadians. Retrieved from


In Text

(Canadian Council on Social Development, n.d.)

Website - no author

Daycare in High River offering night care.  (2011, October 4).

           Retrieved from


When there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry.

In Text

(“Daycare in High River”, 2011) Use a few words of the title if the title is too long (Publication manual, 2010, p. 176)