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How to cite AotW

Please give us credit when you make use of our work. To make it easy for you to give credit where due, the following is provided. You can simply copy the text from the appropriate example below and paste it into your document. Just update the dates as appropriate.

We found useful information about evaluating and crediting electronic sources at the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) . According to the OWL, two main documentation styles are used in the U.S.A. They are the MLA (Modern Language Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association) formats. The MLA style is used in the humanities, and the APA in the natural and social sciences. The subject of Antietam on the Web suggests that you should use the MLA format unless the APA is specified for you.

Modern Language Association (MLA) Format to cite a web page:

Author(s). Name of Page. Date of Posting/Revision. Date of Access. < electronic address >.

Example in MLA format for this web page:

Downey, Brian R, and others. Antietam on the Web. June 2003. June 18, 2003.< http://antietam.aotw.org >

Notes: It is necessary to list your date of access because web postings are often updated, and information available at one date may no longer be available later. Also, note the use of angled brackets around the electronic address; MLA requires them for clarity.

For more details, see MLA Style, at the MLA Site

American Psychological Association (APA) Format to cite a web page:

Author, A. A. (Date of Publication or Revision). Title of full work [online]. Available: full web address. (Date of access).

Note. "Date of access" should indicate the date you visited the website. This is important because online information is frequently altered.

Example in APA format for this web page:

Downey, B. R., and others. (June 2003). Antietam on the Web. [online]. Available: http://antietam.aotw.org. (June 18, 2003)