You are now required to record the full bibliographical details for 3 of the sources you have identified. Two of these sources must be websites and the third source must be a source other than a website. Examples of non-website sources: a book, magazine, PDF, pamphlet, video or interview.

In the post Phase 1 report outline you created the following tables in your Appendices:

Source for Question 2: website
Name of website
Name of webpage
Date created (& last updated)
Date accessed

Note that it is best to record that name of the website and the name of the webpage used.

Create the below table next for a printed resource like a book or a PDF:

Source for Question 6: book
Date published

Using the URL’s that you already copy-pasted into your Research Questions table, retrieve the full details for the above three tables.

Looking under every stone…

Sometimes this information is not readily available in the source material. If for example the date on which a webpage is created or last updated does not appear on the page, inspect the source code, and check to see if the relevant date exists in the meta tags.


  1. Open the webpage in Chrome
  2. Right-click on the page & click on the “View page source” option.
  3. Press CNTRL+F on the keyboard to search the source code for meta tags:
    • search for: date
    • search for: author

Your search might then return the following commonly used meta tags:

<meta name=“author” content=“Another Learner”>
<meta name=“description” content=“Grade 12 PAT website for Computer Applications Technology”>

Next step: Evaluating research sources for your PAT

By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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