Using Our Site in School Reports

We love teachers and students! We hear from them a lot.

One of the most common questions from students is: “When I’m doing a report, how should I list this site in my resources or bibliography?”

Most formats use an author’s name. We don’t list authors’ names, so you can just write our website address instead of a name.

Remember to list this information from any article you want to list:

  • our website URL
  • date reviewed, which is listed at the bottom (month and year when it was reviewed by an expert)
  • title of the article (for example, “Learning About Allergies”)
  • date you read it (the month/day/year)

For example, if you wanted to list the article Learning About Allergies, you could put it in your sources like this:

Our website URL, February 2012, Learning About Allergies, April 2, 2014

Your teacher may have another format that he or she prefers. Be sure to ask so you get it right!

And remember to follow the rules about not cutting and pasting (using exactly what you see on the Internet in your report without using quotation marks and citing the source). That’s called plagiarism and it can get you in trouble!

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: June 2014