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CSE Citation Guide: Web Sites


Formatting is important! 

√   Double-space within and between each entry.

√   The first line of each source starts at the left margin and all lines after are indented five spaces.  (Called a hanging indent)

General Information

When citing web sites and the articles and pages within them, your citation should include the following information.

the author (if named)

title of article or page within the web site

name of the web site

publisher or sponsor.

document date or date of the last revision.  If no date is available, use the initials n.d.

the medium

the date you accessed the site

Web Sites


Title of homepage. Date. City (State) of publication: Publisher;  [updated year month day; accessed year month day]. URL.


Entire website

American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. c2000-2017. Milwaukee (WI): American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy; [accessed 2017 Jan 16]. 

Web page or part of a website, with no author

NCBI taxonomy browser: Arabidopsis thaliana. 2009. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US);[accessed 2010 Nov 21].

MedlinePLUS: drugs and supplements. 2011. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US) and National Institute of Health (US); [accessed 2017 Feb 20].