Referencing Styles

A guide to the reference styles used at the University of St Andrews

How to reference a webpage

Remember to evaluate the information you find on websites to ensure they are appropriate for academic use, and check your assignment guidelines to see if websites can be used.

Use the webpage reference format for webpages, wikis, and databases.  

The reference list entry for a journal article should contain:

  • Name of the source
  • Full URL for the page you are referring to
  • Month and year accessed

All components are followed by a comma, the date accessed is put into parenthesis, and is followed by a full stop.

(7) Name of website, URL, (accessed Month Year).


(7) Molecule of the week: Calcipotriol,, (accessed April 2017).

Example of webpage reference