Citation and Linking Information - Frequently Asked Questions
I am writing a report for school. Can I use information I find on this web site?
Yes you can, as long as you properly credit where the information came from.
How do I cite this site?
There are a number of guides, such as the one maintained by Purdue University, that will show you how to reference information found on the internet. Yale University and Honolulu Community College also maintain nice pages.
The following should be helpful when referencing information obtained from this site:
Some pages, such as those within the Questions and Answers Question Archive, have specific authors listed. However, most of the pages on this site are not credited to a specific author. In cases like this, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - Office of Science Education should be cited as the author.
Date of Publication/Date of Last Update
This information is not generally known due to the way this site is maintained. You should use the date you found the page you are citing.
Path to Page
Your citation should include the full address to the page so that it can be located be another person. The easiest way to obtain a page's address is to copy it from your browser while you are viewing the page. If you were citing this page, for example, the address would be:
Please keep in mind that Jefferson Lab's web server is case sensitive. This means that if you change the case of any letter in the address, it will no longer work. When in doubt test the address to make certain it works. If you do not see the page you were expecting, something in the address you copied is wrong.
I have a question that isn't answered here. What should I do?
Depending on the nature of your question, you could try searching the Education Web Site or browse through the Questions and Answers section. Of course, you are always free to contact one of our staff members.