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Examples of suggested MRCC web content citations are listed below.  Specific citation formats and their examples can be found lower on the page.

Graphics and Maps

Source:  cli-MATE, Midwestern Regional Climate Center.  Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. http://mrcc.illinois.edu/CLIMATE  accessed on:  dd/mm/yyyy

Source:  Midwest Climate Watch, Midwestern Regional Climate Center.  Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. /cliwatch/watch.htm  accessed on:  dd/mm/yyyy

Source:  Vegetation Impact Program (VIP), Midwestern Regional Climate Center.  Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. /VIP/page_name.html  accessed on:  dd/mm/yyyy

Web Pages

Title of web page. Midwestern Regional Climate Center.  Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
URL of web page  accessed on:  dd/mm/yyyy

Examples:
Living With Weather, Winter Storms.  Midwestern Regional Climate Center.  Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
/living_wx/winterstorms/index.html

Midwest Weekly Highlights – January 1-10, 2014.  Midwestern Regional Climate Center.  Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
/cliwatch/1401/week1.htm

Data

The MRCC provides publicly available data that originates from Federal and state networks.  The MRCC is not the proprietor of any data, and the proper data network should be noted (e.g., NWS Cooperative Observer Program (US-COOP), Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS).  A list and description of regional and national data networks can be found at  /data_serv/dataNetworks_regl.jsp.  A list and description of state and local data networks can be found at /data_serv/dataNetworks.jsp.  For suggestions on how to properly cite data from these networks, contact the link provided at each network’s website.  Citation of data access is not necessary but appreciated. For example,  “NOAA Cooperative Network data obtained from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, cli-MATE (MRCC Application Tools Environment, on  /CLIMATE/”.

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MRCC Citation Suggestions in Specific Formats

MLA Format

General:
Name of Page, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, Current Year. Web. Access date.
/page_name.

Example:
(1981-2010) Normal Annual Snowfall – Midwestern States, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, 2014. Web. 13 November 2014. /cliwatch/annual_snowfall_normals_8110.png.

APA Format

General:
Midwestern Regional Climate Center. (year). Name of Page. Retrieved from /page_name.

Example:
Midwestern Regional Climate Center. (2013). (1981-2010) Normal Annual Snowfall – Midwestern States. Retrieved from /cliwatch/annual_snowfall_normals_8110.png.

Chicago Manual of Style Format

General:
"Name of Page," Midwestern Regional Climate Center, accessed date, /page_name.

Example:
"(1981-2010) Normal Annual Snowfall – Midwestern States," Midwestern Regional Climate Center, accessed 13 November 2014, 8 April 2013, /cliwatch/annual_snowfall_normals_8110.png.

AMS Journal Format

General:
Midwestern Regional Climate Center, cited year: Page Name. [Available online at /page_name.]

Example:
Midwestern Regional Climate Center, cited 2014: "(1981-2010) Normal Annual Snowfall – Midwestern States. [Available online at /cliwatch/annual_snowfall_normals_8110.png.]

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