Guide to Cite MCEER Web Resources

According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), fifth edition, "at a minimum, a reference of an Internet source should provide a document title or description, a date (either the date of publication or update or date of retrieval), and an address (in Internet terms, a uniform resource locator, or URL.). Whenever possible, identify the authors of the document as well."

Depending on the citation style required, we recommend the following examples which have been done in APA style:

  • Pages written by the MCEER Information Service staff WITH dates:
  • MCEER Information Service. (2005). Hurricane Katrina resources. Retrieved January 12, 2007, from http://mceer.buffalo.edu/infoservice/Reference_Services/hurricaneKatrina.asp.
  • Pages written by the MCEER Information Service WITHOUT dates:
  • MCEER Information Service. (n.d.). How buildings respond to earthquakes? Retrieved January 12, 2007, from http://mceer.buffalo.edu/infoservice/Reference_Services/buildingRespondEQ.asp.
  • Reports authored by MCEER investigators:
  • Ghosh, S., Adams, B. J., Huyck, C. K., Mio, M., Eguchi, R. T., Yamazaki, F., & Matsuoka, M. (2005).
  • Post-tsunami urban damage survey in Thailand using the VIEWS Reconnaissance System. In MCEER Response (2005-SP01). Retrieved January 12, 2007, from http://mceer.buffalo.edu/research/Reconnaissance/tsunami12-26-04/05-SP01.pdf.
  • Article from the MCEER Bulletin or eNews:
  • MCEER. (2005, Summer). MCEER team investigates aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. MCEER Response. Retrieved January 12, 2007, from http://mceer.buffalo.edu/publications/bulletin/05/19-02/01Katrina.asp