Citing a college website is required in many cases, when students want to refer their University works or information in their academic papers, during admissions or while presenting a seminar or symposium.
To cite a college website , the following entries are must to be entered in the reference list.
· Author or the organisation responsible for the site
· Title of source.
· Title of the website (specifically carrying your college/university’s name in italics)
· Other contributors (names and roles),
· Publisher- Your college online press, content creator
· Publication Date- The publication or the copyright date is usually found at the footer of your college website
· Location of the source (such as URL or page range).
Below, we have mentioned the formats for citing a college website in different conditions. As an alternative, you can use an automated tool Bibliography maker for referencing purpose.
1. Citing your college website with a known author
When you are required to cite your college website whose author or content creator is known to you, you need to cite in the following format
Author’s Last Name,Author’s First Name. Title of the Website, Name of Organization linked with the Website (Your College/university’s name), Copyright date or last modification/updation date, URL. Accessed date.
2. Citing an article or document page of your college website, with a known author
When you are required to cite an article page or document of your college website whose author is known to you, you need to cite in the below format.
Author’s Last Name, Author’sFirst Name. “Title of the article or document Page” Title of the CollegeWebsite, Name of Organization linked with the Website(Your college/University’s name), Copyright date or last modification/updation date, URL. Accessed date.
Example : Johnson, K. A., & Becker, J. A. (n.d.). The whole brain atlas. Retrieved from Harvard University Medical School website: http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/(Source: https://utica.libguides.com/c.php?g=291672&p=1943026)
(Author’s Surname, Year)
(Johnson & Becker, n.d.)
3. For citing a page of your college website with unknown author
Name of Organization linked with the Website(Your College/University’s name), “Title of article or document Page” Title of the Website, URL. Accessed date.
The College of William and Mary. (n.d.). College mission statement. Retrieved from http://www.wm.edu/about/administration/provost/mission/index.php
In-Text Citation:(The College of William and Mary, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])
Example:(The College of William and Mary, n.d.)
4. Citing a Government Document from your college website
Title of the Government Document: Add Subtitle if required . Add Edition if provided, Name of Government agency, department or committee, Date of Publication, URL. Accessed Date.
5. For citing a blog post published on your college website
Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name . “Blog Post Title” Name of Blog, Publisher( May be the University or the third party) if provided, Date of the blog post in DD-MM-YY format , Blog URL. Accessed date in DD-MM-YY format when the blog was read.
Well, referencing college website is not an ardous task if you know the basic format of referencing websites in MLA.