Remember that information on the Internet might be removed or moved to another site when you try to find it later. It is a good practice to save the material you wish to use for your research.
Refer to a printed source, if available. Many Internet sources originated from print sources.
Find out from your professor which style format s/he prefers. The most commonly used styles at St. Mary's University are MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association).
*Disclaimer:There is not complete agreement among the guides presently available in citing electronic sources. These examples are simply provided as a guideline. Whichever format you follow, make sure that you are consistent throughout your work.
Double-space entire list, both between and within entries on the Works Cited Page.
Entries must be alphabetized by author or, if there is no author, by title.
Use reverse indentation (hanging indent) for all entries.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the process of its first major revision. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals, each time subtly adjusting our image of the English language.