To shorten a URL for a citation, you can use a URL shortening service. Here's how you can do it:
- Choose a reliable URL shortening service such as Bitly, TinyURL, or Ow.ly.
- Copy the full URL that you want to shorten.
- Go to the website of the URL shortening service you selected.
- Paste the full URL into the provided field on the website.
- Click on the "Shorten" or "Generate" button.
- The website will generate a shortened URL for you, which you can copy.
- Use the shortened URL in your citation instead of the full URL.
Remember to double-check that the shortened URL is working correctly before including it in your citation. Additionally, it's good practice to provide the publication date of the webpage and the title of the page or article within your citation, along with the shortened URL.