Whenever you are directly quoting material (i.e., copying exact words/phrases/sentences from a source) you must indicate where in the reference you took the information from. With books, journals, and other materials page numbers this is easy – in your citation, you use the page number. However, websites do not have page numbers yet you still need to indicate where on the page you found the quoted material. In these instances, you would use “para” followed by the number (e.g., para 5); to identify the paragraph you’d simply count from the top down.
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