I'm preparing a presentation for my class. Last slide should be the list of resources I've used for the material, e.g.

Sherwani N., Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2002, -C.1, -P.1-15

I've also used some Wikipedia material. How should I write it? Like this?

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_design_(electronics)

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No. Websites change. You should include information such as time, date, version, etc.

For Wikipedia in particular, you can read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_Wikipedia#Examples_of_how_to_cite_Wikipedia

For general websites, similar ideas apply. Remember to appropiately cite dates, author names, and possibly also titles for the website content (e.g., if it's a blog article, the blog title should be included). Never just post a link, that's horrible style.

  • by the way, I'm not an English speaker and my presentation is in my native language. When referencing the topic, e.g. "Physical Design": Wikipedia..., etc. Should I write these in English or my native language? Commented Nov 4, 2018 at 18:42
  • For general websites, also make sure to archive the website on archive.org and archive.is and any other similar places you're aware of. Commented Nov 4, 2018 at 18:56
  • @user3132457 Use the language of the site itself. In some cases, I have seen translations added along with the original title, but I am from a country where English is well-understood so I am not sure how common that is.
    – SAK
    Commented Nov 4, 2018 at 19:05

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