How do I cite multiple pages from the same website?

How do I do citations for different pages of a website? 


Answer

Sometimes we might want to use information from several pages of the same website. For instance, we might find relevant information on a company website on their Mission page, About Us page, and Employment page. In order to credit these pages properly, you can do the following:

  1. Create a source list entry with general information, such as a link to the company's homepage, that you can reference for each of the different pages.
    • For example: Microsoft. 2022. Microsoft company website. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ 
  2. The first time you cite information from anywhere on that website, assign your in-text citation according to the number of the source within your writing. This number will stay the same from that point on!
    • For example: If this is the second source you credit in your paper, its in-text citation will be (2). That means that the source list entry will also be #2. From then on, whenever you reference the Microsoft website, your in-text citation will be (2). 
  3. When introducing information from a specific page, signal the name of the page to let your reader know where on the website you found the information.
    • For example: On the About Microsoft page of the Microsoft company website, they state that "Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more" (2). 

By keeping this advice in mind, you can cite different pages of the same website without cluttering your source list - plus, your reader can still easily find the page you are referring to in each case.

 

  • Last Updated May 05, 2022
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  • Answered By Sarah Heinz

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