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How to Cite a Protocol

Updated April 17, 2017

Step 1

Write the author's last name, then first name, followed by a period. For example, if John Smith wrote an article, you would type: "Smith, John." Add a space to prepare for the next part of the citation.

Step 2

Press the quotation mark key, type the title of the article, put a period at the end of the title and close the quotation marks. It should look like this: "Emergency Wound Care After a Natural Disaster." Add a space.

Step 3

Type the title of the publication in italics, a comma, the publisher's name and end with a period. The example used by Columbia University's CIAO online is "Columbia International Affairs Online, Columbia University Press." Type the date the article was published, followed by a period.

Step 4

Highlight, copy and paste the address bar. The protocol is the "http://" part of the address. The URL aspect of the Web address begins with "www."

Step 5

Finish the citation by placing the date you accessed the website inside a pair of parenthesis and end with a period.

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Stacy D. Cooper received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University with an emphasis in writing and literature. She is fascinated with books, reads constantly and is the owner and publisher of a book review blog and website. She currently writes for online content providers while raising her two daughters.