MLA style provides guidelines for citing websites in essays. You can cite a website in MLA style using the author’s last name and the page title. Include the website publisher and the date you accessed the site.
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How to cite a website in an essay MLA
Citing a website in an essay MLA is similar to citing any other source. You will need to include the author’s name, the title of the piece, the name of the website, the URL, and the date you accessed the site. For example:
Smith, John. “Sample Essay.” 123helpme.com. Accessed March 14, 2020.
How to format MLA citations for a website
To cite a website in MLA format, you’ll need the URL, the website’s title, and the date you accessed or viewed the website. You should also include a brief description of what you found on the website. Here’s an example:
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
The Modern Language Association of America, 2016. Web. 17 Apr. 2016.
This website provides an overview of MLA format, including how to format your header, how to cite your sources, and how to create a Works Cited page.
How to create an MLA Works Cited entry for a website
To cite a website in MLA format, you must include the following elements:
-The author’s name
-The title of the page
-The name of the website
-The date you accessed the page
-The URL of the page
Here is an example of how to cite a website in MLA format:
Wollman, Elizabeth. “MLA Formatting and Style Guide.” The Purdue OWL, Purdue U Writing Lab, 28 May 2020, owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/.
How to 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 (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
How to cite a website in MLA 8
To cite a website in MLA format, you must include the name of the website, the name of the website’s author (if available), the date you accessed the website, and a URL. If no author is given for a website, you may use the title of the page instead. Here is how to format a MLA citation for a website:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Webpage.” Title of Website, Publisher (if applicable), Date Published (if applicable), URL.
Here is an example of how to cite a website in MLA 8:
Whitehouse.gov. “FACT SHEET: President Trump Is Committed to Providing American Families with Paid Family Leave.” The White House, 20 Feb. 2017, https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/20/fact-sheet-president-trump-committed-providing-american-families.
How to cite a website in MLA 7
To cite a website in MLA 7, you’ll need the following pieces of information:
-The name of the author
-The title of the website
-The date you accessed the website
-The URL of the website
Here’s an example of how to cite a website in MLA 7:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Website. Publisher of Website, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.
How to cite a website in MLA 6
To cite a website in MLA 8, you can use either the website’s URL or the entry in its Works Cited list.
If you’re citing a website that doesn’t have an entry in its Works Cited list, you can use the URL:
The MLA 8th edition says to cite a website in the following format:
Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Website Title, Publisher(if available), Date of Publication (if available), URL.
Smith, John. “How to Cite a Website in MLA 8.” EasyBib.com, EasyBib, 20 Apr. 2018, www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/mla-format/how-to-cite-a-website-mla/.
How to cite a website in MLA 5
When you are gathering book sources, be sure to make note of the following bibliographic items:
-the author name(s),
-the book’s title,
-date of publication
-DOI (if available).
How to cite a website in MLA 4
If you’re quoting from a website, you’ll need to include the author, title, website name, URL, and date of access. Here’s how to format that information in MLA style:
Author. Title of Web Page. Title of Website, URL. Date of Access (day month year).
Smith, John. “How to Use MLA Format.” EasyBib, easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/mla-format/. Accessed 16 May 2020.
How to cite a website in MLA 3
To cite a website in MLA, you include the name of the website (or the title of the specific article or web page) in the parentheses after any direct quotation or paraphrase from that website. You don’t need to put “http://” in front of the website’s name:
For example, if you’re quoting from or paraphrasing information from the About.com page on Jane Austen, you would write:
About.com points out that “Jane Austen’s works are often beloved precisely because her heroines are so easy to identify with” (Victorian Web).