Folgerpedia:Citing Folgerpedia

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While Folgerpedia is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License for distribution of its text and images, you may still wish to cite Folgerpedia. Because some pages on Folgerpedia are the creation of specific authors (with attributions noted in their introductory material), it is important to credit these creators where possible.

For more information and the inspiration for this citation style, please read Citing Wikipedia.

Chicago

The Chicago Manual of Style is the preferred citation style within Folgerpedia articles.

Whole website

Footnotes

Folgerpedia, accessed July 17, 2015, http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/.

Individual article

Footnotes

Firstname Lastname, "Article Title," Folgerpedia, accessed Month day, year, URL.
Erica Zimmer, "History of Early English Books Online," Folgerpedia, accessed July 17, 2015, http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/History_of_Early_English_Books_Online.
"Hamlet," Folgerpedia, accessed August 26, 2014, http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Hamlet.

MLA

Whole website

Bibliography

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
Folgerpedia. Folger Shakespeare Library. 9 July 2014. Web. 26 Aug. 2014.

In text

(Folgerpedia, 2014)

Individual article

Bibliography

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). "Article title." Name of Site. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
"Hamlet." Folgerpedia. Folger Shakespeare Library. 9 July 2014. Web. 26 Aug. 2014.
Zimmer, Erica. "History of Early English Books Online." Folgerpedia. Folger Shakespeare Library, 27 October 2014. Web. Accessed 17 July 2015 <http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/History_of_Early_English_Books_Online>.
  • Be advised that MLA 7 does not require the URL for a particular article if the source can be easily located. If you so choose, the URL should be place between brackets, as in the second example for Zimmer's article. Since Folgerpedia titles are the basis for the URL, accurately reporting the title of the article being cited should allow users to find the article without the URL.

In text

("Hamlet," Folgerpedia, 2014)
(Zimmer, 2014)

APA

Whole website

Bibliography

Folgerpedia. (2014, 9 July). DC: Folger Shakespeare Library. Retrieved August 26, 2014, from http://www.folgerpedia.folger.edu

In text

(Folgerpedia, 2014)

Individual article

Bibliography

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of resource. Retrieved date from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
Hamlet. (n.d.). In Folgerpedia. Retrieved August 26, 2014, from http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Hamlet
Zimmer, E. (2014, Oct. 27). History of Early English Books Online. In Folgerpedia. Retrieved July 17, 2015 from http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/History_of_Early_English_Books_Online
  • Note: The APA only recommends the use of retrieval dates if the resource could change, and specifically cites wikis as an example.

In text

("Hamlet," 2014)
(Zimmer, 2014)
  • Be advised that individual paragraph numbers or subheadings should also be included for specificity.