Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017     Views: 262

A website is a group of individual webpages.  For instance, see a page on the US Fish & Wildlife Service website.   You could think of a website as a book -- and a web page as a chapter or section within that book.


Why is it important to know the difference? 

If you are using information that you found on a web page in a research assignment, you will need to cite it.  Since the point of citations is to give your readers a path back to the information you used -- you must be as exact as possible.
 

For example:  Let's say you're writing a paper about bumble bees, and you used information from the page we mentioned above.   If you cite the US Fish & Wildlife Service website (instead of the page itself), your reader will have a hard time finding that specific bumble bee information. 

 

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