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The Writers' Center Electronic Citation Guide

Here's the basic MLA format for citing from the Web:

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Work." Title of Complete Work. [protocol and
        address] [path] (date of message or visit).

Example:
Burka, Lauren P. "A Hypertext History of Multi-User Dimensions." MUD History.
         http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/lpb/mud-history.html (5 Dec. 1994).

Here's the basic APA format for citing from the Web:

Author/editor. (Year). Title (edition), [Type of medium]. Producer (optional). Available:
        Supplier/Database identifier or number [access date].

Example:
Pritzker, T.J. (No date). An Early fragment from central Nepal [Online]. (1992). Available
        HTTP: http://www.ingress.com/~astanart/pritzker/pritzker.html [1995, June 8].

Discussion List Messages:

Author. "Subject of Message." Date. Online posting. Discussion List. Available E-mail:
        DISCUSSION LIST@e-mail address. Access date.

Example:
RRECOME. "Top Ten Rules of Film Criticism." 1 Apr. 1995. Online posting. Discussions on
        All Forms of Cinema. Available E-mail: CINEMA-L@american.edu. 1 Apr. 1995.

Personal electronic communications (E-mail):

Sender (Sender's E-mail address). "Subject of Message." E-mail to recipient (Recipient's E-
        mail address). Date of Message.

Example:
Day, Martha (MDAY@sage.uvm.edu). "Review of film--Bad Lieutenant." E-mail to Xia Li
        (xli@moose.uvm.edu). 30 July 1995.

How to cite information from Lexis-Nexis:

Dornbusch, Rudi. (1994, September 19). "How Not to Safeguard South Africa's Democracy."
         Business Week [Online] p. 34.
         Available: LEXIS-NEXIS Library: NEWS File: MAGS.

(everything above is taken from web pages we were directed to by Professors Tom Tietenberg and Jim Fleming. Thank You!)

(everything below was excerpted from Xia Li and Nancy B. Crane's Electronic Style: A Guide to Citing Electronic Information, published by Meckler in London in 1993)

Journal Articles

Author. (year, month). Title. Journal [Type of medium], volume(issue), paging if given. Available: give information sufficient for retrieval of article from supplier.

Example:
Heshusius, L. (1992). Reading meaning into texts [response to R.C. Dixon and D.W. Carnine]. Exceptional Children [Online], 58, 472-476. Available: DIALOG File: Health Periodicals Database (149) Item: 11958098.

Abstracts from Databases

Abstract of Monograph or Individual Work:

Author. (date). Title [Type of medium]. Abstract from: give information sufficient for retrieval of abstract from database.

Example:
Rodriguez, A.M. (1991) Multicultural education: Some considerations for a university setting [Online]. Abstract from: Silver Platter's ERIC Item: ED337094.

Abstract from a Journal Article:

Author. (year, month). Title [Type of medium]. Journal, volume (issue). Abstract from: give information sufficient for retrieval of abstract from database.

Example:
Clinton, B. (1992, November). A technology policy for America: Six broad initiatives [Online]. EFFector Online, 3(8). E-mail abstract from: PACS-L@UHUPVM1 Subject: Current Cites 3, no. 11 (Part 11).

Abstract of a Magazine Article:

Author. (year, month, day). Title [Type of medium]. Magazine. Abstract from: give information sufficient for retrieval of abstract from database.

Example:
Cloud, D.S. (1992, September 26). Trade: Will NAFTA prove a policy prophecy? [Online]. Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report. Abstract from: Expanded Academic Index.

Abstract of a Newspaper Article:

Author. (year, month, day). Title [Type of medium]. Newspaper. Abstract from: give information sufficient for retrieval of abstract from database.

Example:
Barmash, I. (1989, February 2). Talking deals: Dillard's desire for Vendex stake [Online]. New York Times. Abstract from: DIALOG File: Courier Plus (484) Item: 00002042.