MLA web page citation
Citing web pages can be tricky and look more complicated than citing a book, magazine or a newspaper, shurely using citation machine will facilitate building a bibliography. Using MLA Web page generator you may not have all components.
Here are some common features retrieved before citing electronic sources in MLA style generator. Not every Web page will provide all of the following information. However, collect as much of the following information as possible both for your citations and for your research notes:
- Author and/or editor names (if available). In fact not all web pages and websites list the names of individual (personal) authors, editors, or compilers. In given case begin the citation with the title if there are no authors. When creating a citation, list author’s last name first.
- Article name (if applicable). This is usually at the top of the page, and also may be at the very top of your browser. The document title only refers to one part or page of a website.
- 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. Like the document title, this is usually at the top of the page, and also may be at the very top of your browser. Websites are a collection of individual pages. If you are using an individual web page and want to know the name of the website where it resides, use the home button to get back to the main page for the entire website. If there is no “home” button, delete everything in the URL after the domain name and get to “home” that way.
- Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.
- Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date. You want to discover the university, government agency, business, etc. that is responsible for or is publishing the site. You can often find this in the copyright statement.
- Take note of any page numbers (if available).
- Medium of publication. When creating citations for websites and web pages use “Web” as the publication medium.
- Date you accessed the material. Date of access is the date you found and used the material. You should always be able to include this in a citation! Remember, when creating a citation dates are written in a particular order – day, month, year.
- URL (if required, or for your own personal reference; MLA does not require a URL).
For more details you may consult MLA style guide.