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Sample Reference Page for Web Publishing 
(adaptation of APA style)

This format is modelled after the APA style. Double spacing and indenting reference sources do not easily translate  in Web documents.  I allow my students to single space sources and put a double space between entries. I also do not require indented citations. Since an underline in a Web document usually means a hyperlink, I prefer my students italicize titles of journals and books.

The exact format differs according to whether the source is a book, journal article, or other source, such as a Web document. There are other variations, according to whether or not the source is part of a compilation by an editor, whether there are multiple authors, whether or not the source is in a journal published periodically by volume, etc....

Notice: sources are alphabetized according to last name of primary author.

[The sources below are not actual references; they are merely representative.

The descriptions are not part of the reference format.

References 
Description
Double space
NOT PART OF REFERENCE PAGE
Adder, C.E. (1989). Parasitic Infection in North American Pelagorniums. IN: Graham, D., Howell, M. and eds. 
Parasitic Infection - Research and Practice. Univ. Dexter 
Louisiana, Gainesville, pp. 327 - 410.
article written by Adder, in a book collection edited by Graham and Howell. Include page nos.  of article
 Double space
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Alfonso, E., and Morgan S. (1998). Population rate: three examples. Pelagornium Ecology. 75: 255-260.  journal article in Pelagornium Ecology, volume 75, pages 255-260
Double space
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Amondson, J. W., Mason , J. A., & Schwartz, A. A. (1995). A history of pelagornium species in North America. American Pelagornium. [On-line serial]50 (10), 750765. Retrieved Feb 15, 1998 from the World Wide Web: http://www.aoc.org/journals/orchid.html  article in American Pelagornium, a serial journal, volume 50, issue 10, pp. 750-765. Also published on the Web.  Include date you retrieved it.
Double space
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Arnold, A. A. (n.d). Pelagorniums in North America. Pelagornium International Society. [WWW Page] Retrieved Jan 29, 1998 from 
the World Wide Web: http://www.plg.org/pela/noram.html 
article written by Arnold, on the WWW page of the Pelagornium International Society - not dated
Double space
*  *  *  *
Bailey, J. (1998). The Biology of Pelagorniums: Genus and Species. Pelagornium Society Annual. San Francisco, CA. Orchid Press. book. no page nos. If quoted, the pg nos. go in the text citation.
Double space
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Beshens, W. (1995). Evolution and Pelagorniums. American Pelagornium Society. American Palagornium Bulletin. 14: 12. bulletin, written by Beshens, pub. by the Society, volume 14, p. 12
Double space
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Carmen, S. (1990). Reproduction and demographics. American Pelagornium Society. 156: 49-56. Booklet, volume156, PP 49-56
Double space
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Endangered Species (1996), Official Lists. Bureau of Nongame Wildlife, Division of Wildlife. Louisiana Horticultural Commission. state government document
Double space
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United States Government. (1988). Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended through the 100th Congress. U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. government document
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Personal communications , including e-mail, are not cited in the reference list.
Email communications are cited as personal communications in the body of the paper, where  referenced: 
A. M. Jones (personal communication, May 16, 1998). 
(See APA Manual (4th ed., pp. 173174) 
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