Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Online Source Examples

Since websites are published in a somewhat chaotic fashion, it is necessary to try and adhere as best as possible to a general template.

General Template

Footnote or Endnote (N):

1. Firstname Lastname, “Title of Web Page,” Publishing Organization or Name of Web Site in Italics, access date, URL.

Bibliographical Entry (B):

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Web Page.” Publishing Organization or Name of Web Site in Italics. access date. URL.

Electronic Books and Books Consulted Online

Online books are cited in the exact same fashion as their print counterparts except that an URL is added to the end of the citation. In general with a professor’s permission you can cite the print version of the book instead of an online version even if you consulted the latter.

N:
1. Jane Johnson, A Short History of Kamloops, (Vancouver, British Columbia: Stanley Park Press, 1978), http://www.booksforeductaiononline.edu.jj.ashorthistory.pdf.

B:
Johnson, Jane. A Short History of Kamloops. Vancouver, British Columbia: Stanley Park Press, 1978. http://www.booksforeductaiononline.edu.jj.ashorthistory.pdf

Web Page with Known Date but without Known Author

N:
8. “Local Townsperson Lost in Central America,” localnewsnet.ca/ last modified January 10 2004, http://localnewsnet.ca.yourarea/2000/4/01/10/topstory/.

B:
“Local Townsperson Lost in Central America.” localnewsnet.ca/ last modified January 10 2004. http://localnewsnet.ca.yourarea/2000/4/01/10/topstory/.

Web Page with Unknown Publication Date and Author

N:
9. “Our Return Policy,” photomartkamloops.net, accessed June 6, 2001, http://www.photomartkam.net/customers/returnpolicy

B:
“Our Return Policy.” Photomartkamloops.net. Accessed January 30, 2009. http://www.casadecalexico.com/band.

Blog

Do not repeat the word “blog” in parentheses if it is already included in the title. Blogs are generally only included in notes and not bibliographies.

N:
1. Jaden Warbeck, “The Beginning of the End?,” Sample from the West (blog), September 4, 2006, http://westsample.blogspot.com/2006/09/04/theend.html.

Podcast

Note: Do not repeat the word “podcast” in between commas if it is already included in the title.

N:
1. James Johnstone, Why Things are Looking Up, podcast audio, Jame’s website, MP3, 2:18, accessed May 3, 2004, http://www.jameslifecast.com/2004/lookingup.

Johnstone, James. Why Things are Looking Up. Podcast audio. Jame’s website. MP3, 2:18. Accessed May 3, 2004. http://www.jameslifecast.com/2004/lookingup.