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Credit Where Credit is Due

I have many people who ask me how to footnote my page. Foonoting electronic sources is hard enough, due to a lack of information-- as English books are only now coming to terms with the internet age-- but my page does not contain all the information required in proper footnoting. So I am going to show you how to properly cite my site for all your academic needs.

Turabian Documentation for Electronic Sources

According to my college (Hollins University), Turabian is the preffered method of citation on college papers, though there are other methods. Always be sure to ask your professor or teacher BEFORE turning in the paper if there is any citation method he or she prefers above others (some can be anal-retentive about doing it "their way or the highway").

Footnote/ endnote:

Author's FIRST and LAST name. Title of work (use either the title of an essay or the page title). Title of web page. Year (or n.d. if none available). At (URL). Date accessed.

(Format like a paragraph: indent the first line only.)

Bibliography:

Author's LAST name, then FIRST. Title of work. Title of web page . Year (or n.d. if none available). At (URL). Date accessed.

(Format as an inverse paragraph: indent every line but the first.)


Example

Footnote

     1 Keri Peardon. Women in the Vampire World. Everything You Need to Know About Vampires. 
1999. At (http://www.angelfire.com/tn/vampires/index.html). November 25, 2001.

Bibliography

Peardon, Keri. Women in the Vampire World. Everything You Need to Know About Vampires. 
     1999. At (www.angelfire.com/tn/vampires/index.html). November 25, 2001.


You can highlight and copy my examples and paste them into your paper-- making sure to change the title of the page your information came from, as necessary. If your professor wants to know how recent this information is (I've certainly added things since my initial start-up date), you can either list the last update that I have done (regardless of what I actually updated), or you can roll your eyes and point out that it's information about medieval vampires; it's not like there are any new theories coming out, or any old ones being dismissed.