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CPHS_English 12 - Annotated Bib: Websites

Wilson, Larson, Rieck

Google Tips

Googling some of these topics will result in a lot of crazy stuff - people feel very strongly about some of these topics, and you'll get crazies on both sides. Take care to present a balanced argument; if you have information from groups who oppose vaccinations, give information from those who support it, no matter your opinion. Just remember RADCAB and try to filter out the craziest of the crazies. 

Search terms to try:

  • vaccinations (I didn't even need more - really good sources on the first few pages)
  • marijuana legalization "United States" federal (you can try variations on this, but this string gave me the most hits that deal with legalizing it at the national level, as opposed to just pages about different states)
  • GMO labeling "United States"
  • "minimum wage" "United States" (this might be tough, so I would recommend databases like Opposing Viewpoints and just searching "minimum wage")
  • "global warming" "United States" prevention (doesn't need "United States," but it narrows it down a bit)
  • universities "gender neutral" bathrooms

Citing a Website in APA Style

Here is the template for citing a website in APA style:

Author. (Date published if available; n.d.--no date-- if not). Title of article. Title of web site . Retrieved date. From URL.

    • Separate each item of the citation with a period and two spaces
    • Use hanging indents following the first line
    • List entries alphabetically by author, if no author list the title first


Here is an example of an APA citation for a website:

Ganguly, M. (2014, October 14). Stopping the Small Hands of Slavery. Human Rights Watch. Retrieved October 14, 2014. From