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MLA 7: Citing a website

Basic Website Citation

Basic Works Cited Entry

To cite items found on the open internet, provide as much of the following information as possible.

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Work." Title of Overall Website. Publisher of the website or N.p. if no publisher is indicated, date of publication. Medium of publication. Day Month Year page was accessed.

Article from a website

Valdes, Robert. "How Autopsies Work." How Stuff Works. Discovery Communications, n.d. Web. 18 June 2009.

Web page

"Africa Top 10 Internet Countries."  Internet World Stats. Miniwatts Marketing Group, March 2009. Web. 18 June 2009.

Work from the web also published in print

Bell, Alexander Graham. The Multiple Telegraph, Invented by A. Graham Bell. Boston: Rand, 1876. Google Book Search. Web. 18 June 2009.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for web publication citations are found on pages 181-93 in the MLA Handbook (2009), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.

In-text citations

Inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote.

See examples of how to tell your readers where facts, paraphrases, or quotes in your paper come from at this site from the Purdue OWL: MLA In-text Citations.

Check cite!

Check your MLA knowledge by answering these two questions. Answers are below.

Question 1. Select the correct MLA citation for a web site.
A.  

O'Brien, Soledad and Michelle Rozsa. "Colin Powell, Foot Soldiers Battle

America's Dropout 'Catastrophe.'" CNN.com. 19 June 2009. Cable

News Network, 18 June 2009. Web.
B.

O'Brien, Soledad, and Michelle Rozsa. "Colin Powell, Foot Soldiers Battle

America's Dropout 'Catastrophe.'" CNN.com. Cable News Network,

18 June 2009. Web. 19 June 2009.

C.

O'Brien, S. et al. (2009, June 19). "Colin Powell, foot soldiers battle

America's dropout 'catastrophe.'" CNN.com. Cable News Network, 18

June 2009.

D.

O'Brien, Soledad, and Michelle Rozsa. "Colin Powell, foot soldiers battle

America's dropout 'catastrophe.'" Web. CNN.com. 18 June 2009.

Question 2. Select the correct MLA citation for a web site.
A.  

Abend, Lisa. "Time's Annual Journey: 1989. A Triumph for Love in Denmark."

Time.com. Time, n.d. Web. 24 June 2009.

B.

Abend, L. (2009). "TIME's annual journey: 1989. A triumph for love in

Denmark." Time.com. Web. 24 June 2009.

C.

Abend, Lisa. "Time's annual journey: 1989. A triumph for love in Denmark."

Time, n.d. 24 June 2009. Web.

D.

Abend, Lisa. "TIME's Annual Journey: 1989. A Triumph for Love in Denmark."

Time.com. Time: 24 June 2009. Web.

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