How do I reference something (such as a webpage) that has no date/year or author?


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  No Date No Author
APA

For the APA referencing style, if you can't find a publication date for a webpage, use n.d. (for 'no date’) instead of the year.

For example: (Joanna Briggs Institute, n.d.)

When making a reference list, you also use n.d. in place of the date.

For the APA style, if your web page has no listed author, use the name of the website as the author. 
For example: (Department of Health, 2020)

When making a reference list, you only have to use the name of the website in the author field, and not repeat it in the publisher field:

AGLC  

For the AGLC style, if a web page has no publication date, omit the date from the footnote and from the bibliographic entry. 

For example, in a footnote:

1. James Smithson, ‘Checklist for Analytical Cross-sectional Studies, Joanna Briggs Institute (Web Page) <https://jbi.global/sites/default/files/202110/Checklist_for_Analytical_ Cross_Sectional_Studies.docx>.

In the bibliography:
Smithson, James, ‘Checklist for Analytical Cross-sectional Studies, Joanna Briggs Institute (Web Page) <https://jbi.global/sites/default/files/202110/Checklist_for_Analytical_ Cross_Sectional_Studies.docx>

For the AGLC style, if your web page has no listed author, begin the reference with the Web Page Title (in single quotes) in place of the author:

For example: 
1. ‘The Career of Justice James Edelman’, High Court of Australia (Web page) <http://www.hcourt.gov.au/justices/current/justice-james-edelman>.
In the bibliography the reference would be identical, except without the full stop at the end.

 

  • Last Updated Dec 21, 2023
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