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Vancouver - Referencing Guide

Internet Documents


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.

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


Standard format for citation

#. Author A, Author B. Document title. Webpage name [format]. Source/production information; Date of internet publication [cited year month day]. Available from: URL.


Electronic document

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Chronic diseases and associated risk factors [Internet]. Canberra: The Institute; 2004 [updated 2005 Jun 23; cited 2005 Jun 30]. Available from:

Electronic document: no author

2. How to cite references [Internet]. Murdoch (WA): Murdoch University Library; 1996 [cited 2010 Sept 2]. Available from:

Government publication: Australian Bureau of Statistics document

3. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Mental health and wellbeing: profile of adults, Western Australia (cat. no. 4326.5) [Internet]. Canberra: ABS; 1997 [cited 2010 Sept 2]. Available from

Government publication: Government department

4. Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care.  National youth suicide prevention strategy [Internet]. Canberra: The Department; 2000 [cited 2005 Jul 1]. Available from:

Legislation: Commonwealth

5. Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth) [Internet]. Canberra: Office of Parliamentary Counsel [cited 2019 Apr 12]. Available from:

Legislation: State

6. Public Health Act 2016 (WA) [Internet]. Perth: Parliamentary Counsel's Office [cited 2019 Aprl 12]. Available from:$FILE/Public%20Health%20Act%202016%20-%20%5B00-g0-02%5D.pdf?OpenElement.

Personal Internet site

7. Stanley F. Information page: Professor Fiona Stanley. Telethon Institute for Child Health Research [Internet]. Perth: The Institute; 2005 [cited 2005 Jun 30]. Available from:

General Internet site

8. Lavelle P. Mental state of the nation. Health matters [Internet]. ABC online; 2005 May 19 [cited 2005 Jul 1]. Available from:

Blog entry

9. Flower R. How a simple formula for resolving problems and conflict can change your reality. 2015, Jun 1 [cited 2015 Jun 9]. In: Pick the Brain: grow yourself [Internet]. Available from

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, internet documents and web pages.