Take note of the URL, the author of the page, the name of the website, the title of the article, the publication date, and the date when you retrieved the information. Choose a citation style: MLA, APA, or Chicago style. If using MLA, use the format: "Last name, first name (or name of the website, if no author available). "Title of article." Title of webpage/associated publication or college., year published. Web. Date of access (day month year)." Don't include the URL unless you've been specifically instructed to do so. Use hanging indention. Include the information in a Works Cited page.
Use a search engine such as Yahoo, Google, or Bing to perform a search on the topic of your synthesis paper. Complete the accompanying “Website Evaluation Document” (found in the folder at the end of this folder) of evaluation for criteria for four websites. Then, write an introductory paragraph that describes your search terms, number of hits, and why you chose those particular websites. Also write a concluding paragraph that discusses whether you could use the information found on any of these websites for a scholarly essay. Paste your tables into one document between the introductory and concluding paragraphs.