Answered By: Priscilla Coulter Last Updated: Sep 26, 2022 Views: 5560
Website: A website, as the name suggests, is a central location that includes multiple web pages that are maintained by a person or organization and is accessible to anyone, anywhere at any time using the internet. For example, US Fish & Wildlife Service website.
Web page: Web page, as the name suggests, is a document or a single page of the website displayed in a web browser and makeup the WWW (World Wide Web). For instance, see a webpage on the US Fish & Wildlife Service website.
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.
- How is a website different from an online article or ebook?
- How can I tell whether information on a web page is current or not?
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