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CSE Citation-Sequence Citation Guide, for Maria Kelly's Classes: Websites


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


Citation number. Title of homepage [Internet]. Place of publication: publisher; date of publication [date updated; date cited]. Web address.


Entire website

1. APSnet: plant pathology online [Internet].  St Paul (MN): American Phytopathological Association; c1994-2005 [cited 2005 Jun 20]. Available from:

Web page or part of a website, with no author

2. NCBI Taxonomy Browser: Arabidopsis thaliana [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (UW); 2009 [cited 2010 Nov 21]. Available from:

3. MedlinePLUS: Drugs and Supplements [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US) and National Institute of Health (US); 2001 [cited 2007 Feb 20]. Available from: 

4. Hilton-Taylor C, compiler. 2000 IUCN red list of threatened species [Internet]. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN; 2000 [cited 2002 Feb 12]. Available from: 

Article from a scientific journal's website

5. Stueve KM, Perry CH, Nelson MD, Healey SP, Hill AD, Moisen GG, Cohen WB, Gormanson DD, Huang C. Ecological importance of intermediate windstorms rival large, infrequent disturbances in the Northern Great Lakes. Ecosphere [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2011 Feb 12]; 2(1):2-4. Available from: