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- bwiernik May 12, 2020 Put World Health Organization as the author and omit it as either the Website Title or the Publisher. This is one of APA’s annoying inconsistent requirements that is difficult to automate.
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Citing and referencing your sources is essential when you’re writing your assignments, because failure to do so is plagiarism. There are lots of different citation styles used in DCU; check your course handbook to find out which one you're required to apply. Each citation style has a style guide that shows you how to use it.
This page provides links to style guides we recommend you bookmark for quick reference, where to find help, and details of how to get started with Zotero - an open source reference manager that can help you out when you have lots of sources to keep track of.
Check out this video which explains some of the principles behind citing and referencing - which together are your best means of avoiding plagiarism.
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Citing a website reference [closed]
I am attempting to write a paper to IEEE. I have used a sound file from the website freesounds.org. Is there a particular format for citing the website reference for IEEE journals? I checked the IEEE website. They are showing how to cite a website for an article. Not sure how to do it for the sound file. Thanks. :)
- Are you using Bib(La)TeX? – Sean Allred Apr 30, 2013 at 22:18
- I had thought this comment went through, but apparently it did not. Migrate this to Writers.SE - it'll be on-topic there. – Sean Allred May 1, 2013 at 8:48
From http://www.york.ac.uk/integrity/ieee.html :
[nn] D. Fisher, Writer, and T. Baker, Presenter, Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit [Sound recording]. Bath, UK: BBC Audiobooks, 2009.
F. Last, Writer, and F. Laster, Presenter, Title of Work [Sound Recording]. City, Country: Publisher, Year.
If you're using Bib(La)TeX, I would do it like this:
My best stab.
If you're using Word (which you really shouldn't be - writing in IEEE, you know better), there is a style available .
Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged ieee citations or ask your own question .
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A Guide to Citing a Website in MLA Referencing
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Welcome to the internet. We hope you like it. There are some strange things out there, so be careful. But there are also many excellent factual websites. The kind you might want to cite in an essay, say.
To make sure you do this correctly , however, you may want to read our guide to citing a website in MLA referencing first. Read on below to find out more.
Most MLA citations use the author’s surname and a page number. But the internet does not have pages. As a result, you only need to give the author’s surname when citing a website:
It has been described as a ‘freakish one-off’ single (Lewis).
Should you cite two authors with the same surname, add a first initial to clarify who you are citing.
No Named Author
Not every web page will include a named author. In such cases, you can use the page title instead. If we were citing a website with no named author, for instance, we would write:
The single spent 22 weeks in the charts (‘Tubthumping’).
Here, ‘Tubthumping’ is the name of the web page. However, make sure to check carefully before you use a page title in a citation. The author will usually be named somewhere, even if it is hard to spot.
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Finally, you should give full source information in the Works Cited list at the end of your document. For a website in MLA referencing, you should use the following format in particular:
Surname, First name. ‘Page name’. Publishing website/organisation , date published, URL. Date accessed (if applicable).
The date of access is not compulsory in the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook . However, it can be useful to include one if you think the content of the site may change.
In practice, then, the entry for a website would look like this:
Lewis, Adam. ‘The Secret Anarchist Punk History of Chumbawamba’s Hit Song “Tubthumping”’. Junkee , 10 Aug. 2017, junkee.com/secret-anarchist-punk-historychumbawamba-tupthumping/117358. Accessed 20 Sept. 2018.
If the web page does not have a named author, as with citations, use the title instead. Furthermore, if a page does not have a date of publication, simply skip this piece of information (you can still include a date of access):
‘Tubthumping’. OfficialCharts , www.officialcharts.com/search/singles/tubthumping. Accessed 24 Sept. 2018.
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In your research paper, whenever you refer to prior research or to ideas that were generated by others, you should cite the source or sources in the text and in a References section at the end of the paper. In the psychological sciences, typically references are cited using APA style (as specified by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ) .
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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association has detailed guidelines for the citing of different sources within the text ( in-text citations ) and in the References section. On this page we detail general guidelines and common cases of citing sources in APA style.
Please note that the following is an overview; for more in-depth information, referring to the Manual is recommended. Please also note that required reference styles and the specifics of citing references may vary across courses. Y ou should check with your instructor for any special referencing requirements.
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In APA style, references are cited in the text using the last name of the author(s) and the publication date. For example, if you are citing an article written by John Wixted in 2004, the in-text citation would typically be enclosed in parentheses as “(Wixted, 2004)”. For example:
Research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience provides support for the theory that forgetting often stems from retroactive interference (Wixted, 2004).
Alternatively, if you are referring directly to the name of the author in the text, then the name is followed by the year of publication. The year of publication is enclosed in parentheses. For example:
Wixted (2004) reviewed psychology and neuroscience research that provides support for the theory that forgetting often stems from retroactive interference.
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Taking practice tests has been shown to boost 8 th grade students’ memory of U.S. history facts, relative to a restudy control condition, on a final test administered 16 weeks later (Carpenter, Pashler, & Cepeda, 2009).
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The relative benefits of practice testing over restudy were larger on the final test administered 16 weeks later than on a final test administered 1 week later (Carpenter et al., 2009).
If the reference has more than five authors, the last name of the first author, followed by et al., is used for all in-text citations.
These examples represent among the most common cases of in-text citations; for further examples you might wish to consult the official APA Style website and the Purdue University Online Writing Lab’s guide to in-text citations in APA style.
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In APA style, each peer-reviewed article is listed in a References section towards the end of the research paper. Each reference of a journal article names the author(s), publication date, article title, name of journal, volume, and page number. For example ( note that hanging indents are not shown ):
Wixted, J. T. (2004). The psychology and neuroscience of forgetting. Annual Review of Psychology , 55 , 235-269.
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Healy, A. F., Wohldmann, E. L., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. (2005). The procedural reinstatement principle: Studies on training, retention, and transfer. In A. F. Healy (Ed.), Experimental cognitive psychology and its applications; experimental cognitive psychology and its applications (pp. 59-71). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
As with in-text citations, the above examples represent two common cases of including a source in a Reference list; there are many other cases. For further details on creating the References section, please see the Formatting Research Papers section of this website. You may also wish to consult the official APA Style website and the Purdue University Online Writing Lab’s guide to the References list in APA style.
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Hi there, I'm using APA 7th ed for my dissertation and need to cite websites that the author is the same as the corporation i.e. World Health Organisation. When generating my end reference list
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I have used a sound file from the website freesounds.org. Is there a particular format for citing the website reference for IEEE journals?
There are many good academic sources online, but do you know how to cite them? Check out ProofreadMyEssay's blog post on citing a website in MLA referencing to find out how this works
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