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Oxford : Material from the web

Basic Format for Referencing Material from the Web

Format for footnotes for a document from the web:

  • Include the author's name for internet/website references where possible. An author may be a corporate body or organisation responsible for creating, producing or publishing a webpage or website.
  • Where there is no identifiable author or authoring body, use the title of the webpage or website.
  • Use the date of the last web page update or web document update as the year.

Example: 1 B. Harvetson, ‘Greenhouse Gases’, Wilderness Society, Hobart, TAS, Author, 2011, p. 6, http://www.wilderness.org/, (accessed 25 May 2011).

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Web Document

1 Wilderness Society Australia, 'Greenhouse Gases - Choking the Planet', The Wilderness Society, Hobart, TAS, Author, 2011, p. 6, http://www.wilderness.org.au/2011campaigns/climate, (accessed 25 January 2012).

[Use paragraph or section numbers if there are no page numbers.]

Wilderness Society Australia, 'Greenhouse Gases - Choking the Planet', The Wilderness Society, Hobart, TAS, Author, 2011, http://www.wilderness.org.au/2011campaigns/climate, (accessed 25 January 2012).

[Use Author rather than repeat the publisher name if they are the same.]

Website

1 E. Woodbury, 'Manga Circulation in Japan', Ooburoshiki [web blog], 1 February 2010, http://eugenewoodbury.blogsopt.com/2010/02/manga-circulation-in-japan, (accessed 19 February 2010).

Woodbury, E., 'Manga Circulation in Japan', Ooburoshiki [web blog], 1 February 2010, http://eugenewoodbury.blogsopt.com/2010/02/manga-circulation-in-japan (accessed 19 February 2010).

Blog

1 M. Ciolek, Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library, Olympia, WA, Centre for World Indigenous Studies, http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Aboriginal.html, (accessed 11 December 2011).

[As a rule it is better to cite a document from a website instead of a whole website in your essay.]

Ciolek, M., Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library, Olympia, WA, Centre for World Indigenous Studies, http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Aboriginal.html, (accessed 11 December 2011).

Digital Images

1 R. Leighton, 'Surf Sirens, Manly Beach, New South Wales, 1938-46' [online photograph], http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an1405454-2, (accessed 12 June 2010).

Leighton, R., 'Surf Sirens, Manly Beach, New South Wales, 1938-46' [online photograph], http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an1405454-2, (accessed 12 June 2010).