Citing Fact Monster

There are several types of articles to cite on Fact Monster. The list below shows the information you need to include and gives you a sample citation for each type of article.

You may also cite a Fact Monster content page—when you are on that page—by clicking on the "cite this page" icon (sample cite icon). A pop-up window will appear with a customized page citation. If a pop-up does not appear use the examples below for guidance.

  1. Almanac articles
    Article title in quotation marks. Website title.
    Copyright date and company name.
    Access date and full URL in angle brackets.

    Example:
    "1999 National Events Wrap-Up." Fact Monster.
    © 2000–2006 Pearson Education, publishing as Fact Monster.
    23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.factmonster.com/ipa/A0765967.html>.
  2. Feature articles
    Author's name, last name first.
    Article title in quotation marks. Website title.
    Copyright date and company name.
    Access date and full URL in angle brackets.

    Example:
    Haney, Elissa. "Kosovo Factsheet." Fact Monster.
    © 2000–2006 Pearson Education, publishing as Fact Monster.
    23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.factmonster.com/spot/kosovo1.html>.
  3. Encyclopedia articles
    Article title in quotation marks.
    Encyclopedia name (in italics). (Copyright date) on Website title.
    Website copyright date and company name.
    Access date and full URL in angle brackets.

    Example:
    "William Shakespeare." The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. © 1994, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 on Fact Monster.
    © 2000–2006 Pearson Education, publishing as Fact Monster.
    23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.factmonster.com/ce5/CE047236.html>.
  4. Dictionary entries
    Entry title in quotation marks.
    Dictionary name (in italics)
    (Copyright date) on Website title.
    Copyright date and company name
    Access date and full URL in angle brackets.

    Example:
    "Lexicography." Random House Unabridged Dictionary.
    © 1997 by Random House, Inc., on Fact Monster.
    © 2000–2006 Pearson Education, publishing as Fact Monster.
    23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.factmonster.com/ipd/A0515599.html>.
  5. All other articles:
    Article title (if possible) in quotation marks.
    Feature Type (in italics). Website title.
    Copyright date and company name.
    Access date and full URL in angle brackets.

    Example:
    "How many eggs were consumed per person in the U.S. in 1996?"
    Ask the Editors. Fact Monster.
    © 2000–2006 Pearson Education, publishing as Fact Monster.
    23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.factmonster.com/askeds/3-26-99askeds.html>.