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Revised March 2013

How To Cite the NIDA Web Site

There are several citation styles to choose from when citing a Web site such as NIDA for your homework. Please use the one that your teacher recommends. The two most common styles are:

MLA

The citation style recommended by the Modern Language Association is taken from the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

Author(s)."Article Title." Name of Web site. Date of posting/revision. Name of institution/organization affiliated with site. Date of access <URL>.

Notes

  • For many of the articles on the NIDA Web site, such as the ones found in the DrugFacts section, no author is necessary. You may leave this out of your citation as in the example below if no author is given.
  • The date of posting/revision can be found at the top and/or bottom of the page in the footer.

MLA Example for citing the NIDA Web site:

"DrugFacts: Marijuana." NIDA. December 2012. National Institute on Drug Abuse. 3 March, 2013 <http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana>.

APA

The citation style recommended by the American Psychological Association is taken from the APA's Publication Manual, 5th edition.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Retrieved month date, year, from <URL>.

Notes

  • For many of the articles on the NIDA Web site, such as the ones found in the DrugFacts section, no author is necessary. You may leave this out of your citation as in the example below if no author is given. When no author is given, the title of the article moves to the first position.
  • The date of publication can be found at the top and/or bottom of the page in the footer.

APA Example for citing the NIDA Web site:

DrugFacts: Marijuana. (December 2012). Retrieved March 3, 2013, from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

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