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Citation Guide: How to cite WEBSITES

Guide to the MLA and APA Citation Styles; Latest Update 2016

How to cite WEBSITES

MLA Web Site Citation
Web sites do not include subscription databases

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented
  • New Abbreviations:
    • No publisher use N.p.
    • No date use n.d.
    • No pages use n.pag. 
    • No pagination use N.pag.
  • There are three elements absolutely necessary for any web site citation:
    • Name (or title) of site
    • Date of access
    • Media source..Web, Video

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Title of Content." Name of Web page. Name of organizational sponsor (not advertising sponsor), Date published or updated. Web. Day Month Year of Access.

Examples:
"Zion National Park." Map. Google Maps. Google, 2009. Web. 11 May 2009.

Reber, Ed, ed. Home page. Online Writing Lab. Dixie State College, 27 Jan. 2008. Web. 12 May 2009.

"Fast Facts." National Center for Education Statistics. United States Department of Education, n.d. Web. 15 May 2009.

"Weekly Address: Credit Card Reform." YouTube. Whitehouse.gov, 9 May 2009. Web. 11 May 2009.

Roberts, K. "Global Warming: Utah's Future Threatens Hotter Temps, Longer and More Severe Droughts." Department of Atmospheric Sciences. University of Utah, 4 Feb. 2008 Web. 11 May 2009.

Feidt, Anne. "Tracking Polar Bears: An Environmental Barometer." NPR. National Public Radio, 11 May 2009. Web. 11 May 2009.

Schutz, Aaron. "Poverty and Brain Development, or, I worry: If Poor People are Stupid, Why Bother?" Education Policy Blog. N.p., 2 May 2009. Web. 12 May 2009.

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