On this page: How to do a bibliographic reference for an Internet page:
Related pages: Referencing,
Reference Machines for an article in a journal,
a chapter in an edited book,
or a newspaper or magazine article.
Example: Move your mouse over the words to see
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Reference machine: Internet pages.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic
The English Language Centre.
[homepage on the Internet]
Bibliography entry for an Internet Page
(Using the Vancouver style) Warning: the style for citing Internet sources changes as the
Internet becomes more widely used.
Author's Family Name Help:
If you can't find an author's name, for example in a newspaper or magazine, use the title of the newspaper or magazine.
Do not use 'et al.' in bibliographies: quote the names of all the authors and/or editors.
If you don't know which name is the family name and which are the other names:
- Look at the pages in the front of the book for the Library of Congress
Cataloging-in-Publication Data. If you see the author's name with a comma after the first
word, then that first word is the author's family name.
- Use the library catalogue to search for
the title of the book, then look for the author's name.
- Search for the book at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble, find the book by its title, then look for
the author's family name.
- Check the list of other names.
- If you can't find the information in the sources above, use all of the name.
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Author's Initials Help
The author's initials are the first letters of each of the author's family
names. For example, if the author is Wong Wai Man, then the initials are WM
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