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Cite a Website in MLA Format

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.)

To avoid any plagiarism your work you should be confident that you cite your source well. MLA citation for websites have its own requirements. Nevertheless it always would be beneficial to keep personal copies of information which was used. Also, keep in mind that that it won’t be superfluous to print out needed information, or save claimed website using a program like Adobe Acrobat, to keep your own copies for future reference.

Most Web browsers will include URL/electronic address information when you print, which makes MLA cite website easy. MLA citation for website also, encourage you to use the Bookmark function in your Web browser in order to return to documents more easily.

Nowadays hundreds of  MLA citation generator for websites exists.

Important note is that MLA website citation generator in accordance to MLA Handbook does not require the use of URLs. Due to fact that Web addresses are not static ( too changeable ) and because documents sometimes appear in multiple places on the Web (e.g., on multiple databases), MLA explains that most readers can find electronic sources via title or author searches in Internet Search Engines.

To create a website citation MLA you should collect as much information as possible, surely not every website will provide as much as you need, but here is a full list:

  • Author and/or editor names (if available)
  • Article name in quotation marks (if applicable)
  • Title of the Website, project, or book in italics. (Remember that some Print publications have Web publications with slightly different names. They may, for example, include the additional information or otherwise modified information, like domain names [e.g. .com or .net].)
  • Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.
  • Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date.
  • Take note of any page numbers (if available).
  • Medium of publication.
  • Date you accessed the material.
  • URL (if required, or for your own personal reference; MLA does not require a URL).