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The general format for a reference to an online document, including punctuation, is as follows:

Websites and Homepages:

APSnet: plant pathology. St Paul (MN): American Phytopatholohical Association; c1994 - 2005 [accessed 2005 Jun 20].


Griffiths AJF, Miller JH, Suzuki DT, Lewontin RC, Gelbart WM. Introduction to genetic analysis. 7th ed. New York (NY): W. H. Freeman & Co.; c2000 [accessed 2005 May 31]. TOC


Online Journals:

Savage E, Ramsay M, White J, Beard S, Lawson H, Hunjan R,  Brown D. Mumps outbreaks across England and Wales in 2004: observational study. BMJ. 2005 [accessed 2005 May 31];330(7500):1119-1120. doi:10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1119.


Online Databases:

IMGT/HLA Sequence Database. Release 2.9.0. Cambridge (England): european Bioinformatics Institute. 2003 - [updated 2005 Jun 1; accessed 2005 Jun 22].

Online Image or Infographic:

Jameson E. Mind on fire [image]. California: Elizabeth Jameson. [accessed 2012 Oct 23].

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