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Find the author of a web page

posted Dec 13, 2011, 5:26 PM by Peter Knowles
Keep in mind that you can use and cite information from a web page even if you don't know the name of the person who created it. However, it's easier to create citations if you know the author's name. And it certainly helps you evaluate how accurate the information is when you know the source. 

Sometimes it's very easy to find the author. His or her name may appear at the very top or very bottom of the page (those are the first places to look). If not there, look for a link on the page called "Contact us" or "About". If  you find one of them, the author's name may be only a click away. 

If those links are not on the page, or following them doesn't take you to the name of the author/creator of the page, there are other options. has an excellent page explaining multiple ways to find the author of a web page.