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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.


Example:

"Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014, www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/athletes-foot-topic-overview.

    
In-Text Citation:
      (Author Surname or Title in Quotation Marks  Page or paragraph number if available)
 
Example:
      ("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.

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Source

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, www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/02/12/466408554/in-iran-a-poets-700-year-old-verses-still-set-hearts-aflame.

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, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/paul-laurence-dunbar.

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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