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Citing Elecronic Resources
Guidelines for citing electronic resources using MLA and Chicago styles for a variety of specialized electronic resources on the web including films, recorded sound, photographs, and more, uses materials from the Library of Congress' online collections as examples.
Rules for Citing Websites
- Important Reminder: Use caution when referencing the internet. Many websites are not appropriate/credible sources. Use only the highest quality sites.
- When in doubt, CRAAP test it! CRAAP stands for currency, relevance, accuracy, authority, and purpose. Use these metrics to determine whether or not a website is a good resource for you.
- Authors don't have to be people. If you can't find an individual responsible for the content, look for an organization or corporate author.
Legal and Government Citing
Legal and Government Citations
Citing legal sources is often a little more difficult than other types of sources. The resources listed on this page should assist you in citing legal sources.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation -- Part of Cornell's Legal Information Institute, this site is maintained by Peter W. Martin. Revised to reflect changes in the most recent editions of the Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual.
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