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CSE Citation Style

About Citing Web Sites

When citing a web site, take note of the title, date of publication, author or publisher, place of publication, and the date you accessed the site. 

You must always include the URL at the end of your citation.

The title of any resource retrieved online is followed by the medium designator [Internet].

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation- entry that appears in the body of your paper.

Reference List- entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information was drawn from Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers.

Personal Author

The general format and example below refers to a web page with a personal author.

When citing a web page you must include the date it was accessed, and the URL.  If the web page gives a date when it was updated, include that before the cited date.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:

Author AA. [Internet]. Date. Title. Place of publication: Publisher; [updated date; cited date]. Available from: URL.


In-Text Citation:
(Mulhauser 2010)

Reference List:

Mulhauser G. [Internet]. 2010. An Introduction to cognitive therapy & cognitive behavioural approaches. Newton Abbot (UK):; [updated 2010 Nov 2; cited 2011 Jan 22]. Available from

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