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How do you find the date of publication on a website?

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2014  |  175 Views

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Because they are not in a standard format like a book, a website or web page may or may not have a listed date of publication.  If you are citing a page from a website, scroll down the page or article to see if the date of publication or last update is listed.  It may be at the beginning or the end. 
 
For a website look towards the bottom of the site for the "Last Updated" date.  You could also go to the "About" section of the site to see if a date is listed for when it was first published.
 
If you cannot find a publication date, most citation styles will allow you to leave it out or replace it with an abbreviation like n.d. (standing for No Date).  Check to see how to create a citation for a website in your citation style.
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