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Proper formats for citing website articles: here we provide a model website article citation to demonstrate the proper format for web article citations. InspectAPedia.com is an online building encyclopedia that provides illustrated, detailed un-biased, in-depth information on detecting, diagnosing, correcting and preventing building defects, failures, & indoor health or safety hazards including environmental concerns.
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The proper format for citing an InspectAPedia article (as we are an online encyclopedia) is given by our example below and is in accordance with the Purdue University source below.
We recommend adding to your website citation the date that an online article was retrieved because online material at some websites is often updated or even moved.
Example of an online encyclopedia website article citation from InspectApedia.com
Note: if your citation is appearing in print (as opposed to electronic or web page format) the blue text above and live web links will of necessity be omitted.
3 Most Common Publication Citation Formats Usefulf for Web Search Results
For more formal books, papers, and journal article citations, take a look at Google Scholar, search on anything of interest, and then click on Google's "Cite" link to see three common article citation formats. Here is an example of three citation formats for an article we retrieved in searching for information about "Roof shingle algae stains". [This topic is discussed at InspectApedia at ALGAE STAINS ON ASPHALT ROOF SHINGLES]
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