Answered By: Priscilla Coulter Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017 Views: 3046
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.
- 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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