I am trying to quote something said on a website page. Can you help with this? I am writing a paper on the various personality types, and wanted to add some verbiage about the differences between Keirsey’s definitions and Jung-Myers definitions. Here is the website: https://www.keirsey.com/pumII/dimensions.html.
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Vera B., Monterey, CA
You could use at least two different formats for your electronic reference: MLA or APA. I will demonstrate each format but, ultimately, the choice is yours. The only thing though is that if you have to quote other electronic references in a same paper, you’ll have to stick with the same format you used for the first electronic reference (you can’t use different formats in a same document).
Keirsey, David. September 17, 2007. <https://www.keirsey.com/pumII/dimensions.html>.
Keirsey, David (1998). Please Understand Me II. Retrieved September 17, 2007 from https://www.keirsey.com/pumII/dimensions.html.
I personally prefer the APA Style because it gives the reader more information regarding the source. As for the quotation within your paper, it should look like this:
“[…] Jung and Myers were trying to figure out what the different types have in mind, while I am trying to figure out what they can do well under varying circumstances”1.
Regarding the reference, you can either use an endnote (at the end of your paper) or a footnote (at the bottom of the page on which the quote is cited). Again, if you choose footnotes, you must stick with it for all of the other references in a same paper. I personally prefer footnotes because the reader can look at the source’s reference very quickly (it’s on the same page).
Here’s an example of how your footnote / endnote should look like if you decide to use the APA Style:
1 Keirsey, David (1998). Please Understand Me II.
Retrieved September 17, 2007 from
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