Basic citation components and punctuation
Note number. Author's First name and Last name, <author's
internet address, if available>, "Title of Work" or "title line
of message," in "Title of Complete Work" or title of list/site as
appropriate, <internet address>, [menu path, if appropriate], date
if available, archived at if appropriate.
The examples below indicate how citations of particular electronic
sources might be made:
- Phillip Curtin, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Goree and the
Slave Trade," in H-AFRICA, <email@example.com>, 31 July 1995,
archived at <gopher.h-net.msu.edu>, [path: H-NET E-Mail Discussion
Groups/H-AFRICA/Discussion Threads/Goree and the Atlantic Slave
Trade--item number 465].
- Richard Lobban, <RLobban@grog.ric.edu>, "REPLY: African
Muslim Slaves in America," in H-AFRICA, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 4 August
1995, archived at <http://h-net.msu.edu/~africa/archives/august95>.
- Gretchen Walsh, "REPLY: Using African newspapers in teaching,"
in H-AFRICA, <email@example.com>, 18 October 1995.
World Wide Web
Peter Limb, "Relationships between Labour & African
Nationalist/Liberation Movements in Southern Africa,"
<firstname.lastname@example.org">, "Where There Is Beauty, There is Hope:
Sao Tome e Principe," <ftp.us.ubc.ca>,
[path: pub/local/FAQ/african/gen/saoep.txt], July 1994.
- "Democratic Party Platform, 1860," <wiretap.spies.com>,
[path: Wiretap Online Library/Civic & Historical/Political Platforms of
the U.S.], 18 June 1860.
- David Graeber, <email@example.com>, "Epilogue to
*The Disastrous Ordeal of 1987*,"
Usenet Group Messages
- Thomas Dell, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "[EDTECH] EMG: Sacred
Texts (Networked Electronic Versions)," in <alt.etext>, 4 February
- Sonya Legg, <email@example.com>, "African history
book list," in <soc.culture.african>, 5 September 1995, archived at
Mel Page, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "African
dance...and Malawi," private e-mail message to Masankho Banda, 28