How to Cite ProCon.org in Bibliographies



ProCon.org is the institutional or organization author for all ProCon.org pages. Proper citation depends on your preferred or required style manual. Below are the proper citation formats for ProCon.org pages according to four style manuals (in alphabetical order): Modern Language Association Style Manual (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago), the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian).


  1. APA (6th ed.):

    ProCon.org. (2016, February 18). Gun Control ProCon.org Retrieved from http://guncontrol.procon.org

    ProCon.org. (2014, August 28). School Uniforms around the World. Retrieved from
    http://school-uniforms.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=006010

    [Editor's Note: The APA citation style requires double spacing within entries.]

    [For more details on this APA citation, see "Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications" at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/]

  2. Chicago (16th ed.):

    ProCon.org. "Gun Control ProCon.org" ProCon.org. Last modified February 18, 2016. http://guncontrol.procon.org/.

    ProCon.org. "School Uniforms around the World." ProCon.org. Last modified August 28, 2014. http://school-uniforms.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=006010.

    [For more details on this Chicago citation, see "Website" at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_
    citationguide.html]


  3. MLA (7th ed.):

    ProCon.org. "Gun Control ProCon.org" ProCon.org. 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.

    ProCon.org. "School Uniforms around the World." ProCon.org. 28 Aug. 2014. Web. 25
    Feb. 2016.

    [Editor’s Note: The MLA citation style requires double spacing within entries.]

    [For more details on this MLA citation, see "MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)" at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/]

  4. Turabian (8th ed.):

    ProCon.org. "Gun Control ProCon.org" ProCon.org. Last modified on February 18, 2016. Accessed on February 25, 2016.
    http://guncontrol.procon.org/.

    ProCon.org. "School Uniforms around the World." Last modified on August 28, 2014. Accessed on February 25, 2016.
    http://school-uniforms.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=006010.

    [For more details on this Turabian citation, see "Web site" at http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/
    turabian_citationguide.html]


Please note that some citation methods require information like "last updated on [day, month year]" to represent the day that the cited Internet source was updated. To accommodate those citation methods, ProCon.org provides, on nearly every page, information about when that page was last updated. Those references look like this: "Last updated on: 3/24/2011 2:11:10 PM PST"

If you are unsure of which style protocol to follow, please consult your teacher, editor, or appropriate authority.