[Air-l] citing web pages

Elizabeth Van Couvering e.j.van-couvering at lse.ac.uk
Tue May 23 01:20:12 PDT 2006

Hm.  I often use a sort-of APA reference that looks like:

Author, A. (2006, 17 June) Web Page Title. Site Name. Retrevied  
01/01/01 from http://yougettheidea.com.

As regards the title, I use the window title if it has one and if it  
looks like they've remembered to change it, otherwise the title at  
the top of the page (Login - Step 2) or whatever.

Would that work for you?

On 23 May 2006, at 04:26, Michael Zimmer wrote:

> Hi everyone - hate to post such a mundane question, but I could use
> some feedback on citing websites.
> I frequently quote text from FAQs, Privacy Policies, login screens,
> etc from sites such as Google or Yahoo. When citing pages such as
> these, should they be referenced individually as if they are like any
> Internet document (inline citation as well as a full record in the
> bibliography)? My concern here is that one can rack up quite an
> extensive list if each individual page from a FAQ, for example, needs
> to be fully cited.
> Or, is it acceptable just to footnote the URL and leave it at that?
> (I tend to use APA)
> Thanks,
> michael
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>   Student Fellow, Information Law Institute, NYU Law School
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Elizabeth Van Couvering
PhD Student
Department of Media & Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science
e.j.van-couvering at lse.ac.uk

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