Which is the correct way to cite a website?


"When they acquired horses, the women took part in buffalo hunts along with the men" (http://bigorrin.org/cheyenne_kids.htm), (Redish, Laura, Orrin Lewis. "Native Languages of the Americas." bigorrin.org/cheyenne_kids.htm), or (http://bigorrin.org/orrin/NativeAmericanFactsForKids)

See example:

This made it easier to get the roaming buffalo.
asked Jun 10 '11 at 13:05 juline New member

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If you are writing for school, you first need to know what format the school requires.  Is it APA?  MLA?  Many universities have citation generators to assist in proper citation and there are other free ones online.  Just google the specific format and "citation generator" and you will find some of them.


(Someone from Grammarly can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe Grammarly has this resource available, as it is a formatting issue, not a question of grammar.)

link answered Jun 11 '11 at 14:31 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

If you know the citation format you need, Grammarly makes citation suggestions in three formats -- ALA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style -- when you run the plagiarism check. KimberlyJun 11 '11 at 19:53

Good to know Kimberly. I used the one from my university during classes for my MBA, so I'm not so familiar with everything your Grammarly site does. I do love this Grammarly Answers section. I've been known to be the "grammar police" all my life, but most people don't really appreciate it. Here's a great site where people are looking for help. It's good to be helpful with something I happen to do pretty well. Patty TJun 12 '11 at 01:50

Well, Patty, we're so happy to have your help here! :-) KimberlyJun 16 '11 at 13:06

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Hi Juline, to give you a concrete example as how to get the result of a citation generator, please follow the following steps:

1. Use a citation generator, for example: http://www.easybib.com/

2. Enter website address: http://bigorrin.org/cheyenne_kids.htm

    (Make sure the texts you quoted can be found on this Web Page.)

3. Click: Cite this
4. Click: Create Citation

5. Select: MLA (by default, or change it)

6. The following citation will be created:

"Facts for Kids: Cheyenne Indians (Cheyennes)." Orrin's Website. Web. 09 July 2011.



link comment answered Jul 10 '11 at 00:31 Mike Shih New member

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