How to Add a Website to Your Bibliography
First of all, make sure your selected website is research quality--is the information written by an expert on the subject or are expert sources used on the website?
To add the website to your bibliography:
- Select “Website” as your next source on your Works Cited (Bibliography page).
- Author: If you can find an author, enter the author’s name. If it is an organization, like PBS, enter the organization's name in the last name blank.
- Page name or article title: Enter the article title or page name (found in the blue bar at the top of your browser). Be sure to capitalize important words.
- Name of Website: This is NOT the address/URL! Do not enter “www,” etc. Enter the name of the website, like Fox News.
- Publisher/Sponsor: Who publishes the site? Perhaps a college or company. Sometimes this is the same as the author or name of the website. It is okay to repeat.
- Date: See if you can find a date on your website. It is sometimes at the bottom of the page. Sometimes there is only a year.
- URL: Copy and paste the web address, or URL, into this blank. Note that Noodletools prefills in http://. So if you paste the whole address, delete that http:// first so you don’t end up with two http://s (your link won’t work).
- Annotation: Explain why this is a good site for your research. You should explain how you know your author is an expert.
- Click “Check for Errors” and correct any.
- Click “Generate Citation.”