Citation Guide

Provided here are suggestions on how to cite the content of L.M. Montgomery Online using the most common citation guides in the humanities. In this case, “date of publication” consists of the date a page was last modified (if stated) or the date a blog post was published. In the case of a blog post that was contributed by a guest blogger, the guest blogger’s name should appear as the author.

Chicago

The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition (2010), recommends including the following information for a nonperiodical website in a footnote or endnote, rather than in a bibliography:

1. First name Last name (if author listed), “Title of Page,” Name of overall site, publisher, date (if available) or access date, URL.

Examples:

Melanie Fishbane, “The ‘Buxom Blonde’ Controversy of 2013,” L.M. Montgomery Online, L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 23 February 2013, http://lmmonline.org/blog/2013/02/the-buxom-blonde-controversy-of-2013/.

Benjamin Lefebvre, “24 April 1942,” L.M. Montgomery Online, L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 24 April 2014, http://lmmonline.org/blog/2014/04/24-april-1942/.

L.M. Montgomery Online, L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 2007–2014, accessed [today’s date], http://lmmonline.org.

“Stage and Screen,” L.M. Montgomery Online, L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 2 June 2014, http://lmmonline.org/stage-and-screen/.

MLA

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, third edition (2008), recommends including the following information for a nonperiodical website in the list of works cited:

Last name, First name (if author listed). “Title of Page.” Name of overall site. Publisher, date of publication. Medium of publication. Access date.

Examples:

Fishbane, Melanie. “The ‘Buxom Blonde’ Controversy of 2013.” L.M. Montgomery Online. L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 23 February 2013. Web. [Today’s date.]

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “24 April 1942.” L.M. Montgomery Online. L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 24 April 2014. Web. [Today’s date.]

L.M. Montgomery Online. L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 2007–2014. Web. [Today’s date.]

“Stage and Screen.” L.M. Montgomery Online. L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 2 June 2014. Web. [Today’s date.]