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How do I cite the page at this link https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/oct/22/dh-lawrence-lady-chatterley-trial ?

You go to the page (guardian.co.uk...)  and you see it has:


AN AUTHOR: Geoffrey Robertson (the name just below the red background summary)

AN ARTICLE (= indivudual WEBPAGE): ”The trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

TITLE (= larger WEBSITE): „Guardian” (which is the online edition of a large print newspaperfrom UK)

DATE (Since newspapers have a different content every day, we also need a DATE) = 22 October 2010

— the webpage also shows the COLUMN or RUBRIC in the newspaper where the article was published: Books. Since this is generally NOT needed in the citation, we may either omit it or just add it between brackets [Books]

PAGE: normally we’d also need the page in the newspaper where we read the article. But since we consulted its online edition, and the title is not indicated there, we will just omit it.

— And of course we have the URL, the WEB address: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/oct/22/dh-lawrence-lady-chatterley-trial

So, in the REFERENCE LIST we write:

Robertson, Geoffrey. "The trial of ’Lady Chatterley’s Lover’," Guardian, [Books], 22 October 2010. Online: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/oct/22/dh-lawrence-lady-chatterley-trial

In the BODY of your thesis the reference will be something like that:

(Robertson, "The Trial”)

or, assuming you have only one article by this Robertson:

(Robertson)

YEAH, that’s all. The reader will find all the further info s/he needs in the Reference list.

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Last update: 2017-06-28 11:25
Author: Oana Roman
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