n Text Citations:
(Author’s last name, year, para. #)
OR If there isn’t any author:
(“Title of Article,” year, para. #)
References from the Internet:
References begin with the author’s last name. If there isn’t an author listed, then the reference should begin with the title of the article that you read. Author’s last name, first initial. (date). Title of article. Name of Web Site. Retrieved from the complete web address of the article that you read.
OR if there is no author listed
Title of article. (date). Name of Web Site. Retrieved from the complete web address of the article that you read.
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