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MLA Style Guide: Websites

This guide covers how in-text citations and references should be formatted in the MLA Style, 9th Edition.

Website

Reference: Author's/Editors Last name, First name (if available). Name of Site. Day Month Year of resource creation (if available), Link/Location.

Example: Willett, Perry. Victorian Women’s Writers Project. 16 May 2000, webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/vwwp/welcome.do;jsessionid=8202171627546D086A23F5A0FDB3D508.

In-Text-Citation: 

  • (Author Last name  or Name of Site)

Example: 

  • According to another source (Willett)....

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Page on a website

Reference: Author's Last name, First name (if available). "Article Title." Website Title. Day Month Year of Publication, Location/Link.

Example: MacBride, Elizabeth."The Super Secret Weapons of CEOs." BBC14 Sept. 2011, www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150714-the-secret-weapon-of-ceos.

In-Text-Citation

  • (Author Surname or Page title page no)

Example:

  •  The introspective nature of poetry may also... (MacBride para. 2).

Note: Where no page numbers are available on a webpage, paragraph (para.) numbers can be used instead.
Note: If the author of the website is unknown, use the web page title for the in-text citation.
Note: If  the title is too long, use first few words for in-text citation.

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