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Decision Tree: ACS formatting of citation

Web page [RefWorks Ref Type: Web Page]

These are pages that can be accessed by searching (or some other search engine.  In other words, they are free.

Here is the ACS style for references for a web page:

Author (if any). Title of Site. URL (accessed date). other identifying information.

1. Web pages may not clearly identify an author.  If it doesn’t, then leave the field blank.
2 . Authors can be individuals or committees or companies or organizations.
3. The title of the site can be found at the top of the window (above the url).
4. Sometimes the title on the top of the window does not agree with the title at the top of the web page.  If that is the case, then write the top of the window as the Title of Site and the top of web page as other identifying information. (see first example)


Bayer HealthCare. Aspirin. (accessed Jul 17, 2008). Migraine.

Higdon, Jane. Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. (accessed Jul 17, 2008). Vitamin C.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. BSE Info. (accessed Jul 17, 2008).

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA: Mad Cow Disease Hits North America: It’s Mad to Eat Meat. (accessed Jul 17, 2008).

Prairie – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (accessed Jul 17, 2008).

Samter, Max. AccessScience@McGraw-Hill. (accessed Jul 23, 2008). Aspirin.

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service). (accessed Jul 17, 2008).

Verify the following in RefWorks:

  • Ref Type selected is Web Page
  • Accessed, Month/Day should read <month> <day> not xx/yy/zzzz                  
    July 29 not 7/29/2009

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