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Evaluating Web Resources

This is a quick guide on how to evaluate resources found on the web. Tips on how to cite information in web resources and how to find information on the web are also provided.

Example: Citing a website: APA & MLA

Below is an screenshot of a webpage with illustration of where you would look for information you need to cite the article on this webpage.

APA Format Example (click here for complete APA style guide)
Author, A. A. (Date Published). Title of article. Title of Website. Retrieved from http://xxxx

Phillips, T. (2008). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs): transgenic crops and recombinant DNA technology. Scitable. Retrieved from

MLA Format Example (click here for complete MLA style guide)
Author. “Title of Page.” Title of Website, Publisher or sponsor, Date posted, URL.

Phillips, Theresa. “Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): Transgenic Crops and Recombinant DNA Technology.” Scitable, Nature
Education, 2008,


Five-minute Video on Citing Web Resources: APA & MLA




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