How to reference a website


To reference a website you will again need
to gather the information you need first. You need to know the person or organisation
who wrote or created the webpage, the year the webpage was created or last updated, and
the title of the webpage. You may also need to identify the organisation responsible for
the website, and the place where the organisation is located. You must have the full URL. Begin your reference with the creator. Often this
is an organisation. Then the year the page was created or last updated – sometimes the
year is given at the bottom of the webpage. Don’t worry if you can’t find the year,
just use ‘n’ full stop ‘d’ full stop, which stands for “no date”. Follow this with a comma, the title of the webpage in
italics, and another comma. Next, the organisation responsible for the website. If this is the
same as the author, you can leave it out. Then a comma and the place where the organisation
is located. If this is not clear, leave this out too. Then a comma, viewed, and the date
you accessed the website. This is written as a day, month in full, year. The reason we
include this information is in case the website content changes between the time you viewed
it and the time the person reading your work looks at it. Then a final comma and the URL
in angle brackets, then full stop. Follow this format to reference a YouTube video.
If you’re referencing a blog or a podcast, the rules are slightly different so check
the Harvard UTS Referencing Guide. You can also use this guide for extra tips and tricks
on referencing a website.

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