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Footnote - Referencing Guide

Internet Documents

Information

Cite documents published on the internet according to the specific guidelines for the type of document. More specific information is available for E-books and E-journals.

Government reports and company annual reports are examples of documents that may be published on the internet.

Titles of websites are not italicised.

Please note: If no author or editor is given and the document is not a part, article or chapter, then citation is by title.

Format

Standard format for citation

Internet document:

Author, A. A. Document Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. Internet address.

 

Internet site:

Author, A. A. "Page Title." Site Title. Published or Updated Month Day, Year. Internet address.

Examples

Working paper

Schlee, Gunther, and Isir Schlee. "Limits to Political Engagement: The Case of the Somali Diaspora." Working Paper Series 125. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, 2010. http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/publications/working_papers/pdf/mpi-eth-working-paper-0125.pdf.

Government publication: Australian government agency document

Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Social Trends, (cat. no. 4102.0). Canberra: ABS, December 2010. http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/82A5CEFA5963E139CA2577F80010E013/$File/41020_astdec2010.pdf.

Government publication: Government department document

Western Australia. Department of Treasury and Finance. Reducing the Burden: Report of the Red Tape Reduction Group. Perth: The Department, 2009. http://www.dtf.wa.gov.au/cms/uploadedFiles/Home/Publications/Independent_Reports/reducing_the_burden.pdf?n=1005.

Legislation: Commonwealth

Domicile Act 1982 (Commonwealth). Consolidated, July 10, 2008. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/da198283/.

Legislation: State

Dog Act 1989 (Western Australia). Version 06-a0-02. http://www.slp.wa.gov.au.

Personal internet site

Lancashire, Ian. Home Page. Updated July, 2016. http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~ian/index.html.

General internet site

University of California. Calisphere: A World of Primary Sources and More. Oakland, CA: California Digital Library, 2010. Updated October 27, 2016. http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/.

Government internet site

Australian Electoral Commission. A Short History of Federal Electoral Reform in Australia.Updated August 9, 2017. http://www.aec.gov.au/Elections/Australian_Electoral_History/history.htm.

State Records Office of Western Australia. "Retention and Disposal Schedules." Disposal of State Records. Updated November 17, 2008. http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/government/disposal.asp#retention.

Blog entries

Schmidt, Ben. "Biblio Bizarre: Who Publishes in Google Books." Sapping Attention (blog), April 23, 2014. http://sappingattention.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/biblio-bizarre-who-publishes-in-google.html.