How to cite a URL in BibTeX
Mark Senn
February 11, 2015

How to cite a URL in BibTeX

To cite a URL in BibTeX, put

    \usepackage{url}

% By default the URLs are put in typewriter type in the body and the
% bibliography of the document when using the \url command.  If you are
% using many long URLs you may want to uncommennt the next line so they
% are typeset a little smaller.
% \renewcommand{\UrlFont}{\small\tt}

between your \documentclass and \begin{document} command. You may want to uncomment the \renewcommand command, see the the instructions above.

Use, for example,

    \cite{Senn:2009}

to cite the URL in the text.

Your .bib file should contain, for example,

    @manual{Senn:2009,
title  = "Using {\LaTeX} for Your Thesis",
author = "Mark Senn",
url    = "http://engineering.purdue.edu/~mark/puthesis",
year   = "2009 (accessed February 3, 2014)"
}


Or, if your bibliographystyle does not support the url field (you'll get errors when BiBTeX runs or the output will be wrong), use

    @manual{Senn:2009,
title  = "Using {\LaTeX} for Your Thesis",
author = "Mark Senn",
note   = "\url{http://engineering.purdue.edu/~mark/puthesis}",
year   = "2009 (accessed February 3, 2014)"
}


Email me (see link on second line of this document) if you have questions or problems.

References:

Thanks to Derrick Kearney for sending correct url.sty link.