I wrote a research paper in high school in the field of lasers and optics but did not get published. It is on the internet open for anyone to read. How should I go on citing this? I want to refer to it in an application where it asks me to cite all works I have been a part of.
If you create a profile on researchgate you can upload your work and it gives you a citation. It also gives you your own personal dio code so that you can cross reference your work with other sites. This is what I have used. Here is the web site: www.researchgate.net
Additionally you can also create a google scholar profile sync your work from researchgate and it automatically gives you a citation.