Box 89Breaking long URLs

Some URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) are longer than one line.

  • Retain the entire string as found when possible
  • Break a URL at a slash if necessary
  • Do not insert a hyphen or a hard line break within a URL

From: Chapter 22, Books and Other Individual Titles on the Internet

Cover of Citing Medicine
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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