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MLA 8 Citation Guide

Citing Web Resources

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Basic Web Page

Reference list:

Author Name or Organization if known. "Title of Specific Document or Page"  Web Site, Date if given. URL without http. Access date if likely to be updated or changed.


"Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014,

In-Text Citation:
      (Author Surname or Title in Quotation Marks  Page or paragraph number if available)
      ("Athelete's Foot" para. 12)
Helpful Tips:
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a access date if the information used is likely to change over time.  
  • Sometimes websites are missing information that you would typically use when citing them, like an author or a date. Leave out if not given.




Works Cited List

Author is an individual

Inskeep, Steve. "In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame." NPR, 12 Feb. 2016,

The publisher of the Web site, NPR, goes after the title of the Web page.

Author is an organization

Poetry Foundation. "Paul Laurence Dunbar." 2016,

The publisher of the Web site, the Poetry Foundation, is used as the author because no individual author of the Web page content is named on the page.

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