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MLA Quick Guide: 8th Edition: Web Site

Web Sites: Date of Access

In MLA 8th edition, including the date of access is now optional. It is recommended that, in the absence of a publication date, a date of access should be included.

Web Page with Known Author

Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Website, Name of Organization Affiliated with the Website, Date of copyright or date

last modified/updated, URL. Accessed date.

Example:

Smith, Gi. "Faculty Members Continue to Expand Their Fields through Research." Marietta College, 17 Mar. 2020, 

www.marietta.edu/article/faculty-members-research-2020.

 

 

Web Page with Unknown Author

"Title of Page or Document." Title of Website, Name of Organization Affiliated with the Website, Date of copyright or date last

modified/updated, URL. Accessed date.

Example:

"Hiccups." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 24 May 2017, 

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiccups/symptoms-causes/syc-20352613.

 

 

Government Document from a Web Page

Title of Document: Subtitle if Given. Edition if given and is not first edition, Name of Government Department, Agency or

Committee, Publication Date, URL. Access Date.

DOE Announces Crude Oil Storage Contracts to Help Alleviate U.S. Industry Storage Crunch. Department of Energy, 14 Apr.

2020, https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-announces-crude-oil-storage-contracts-help-alleviate-us-oil-industry-storage-crunch. Accessed 15 Apr., 2020.

More Information

For more details on citing websites and other digital sources, see MLA Handbook, pp. 102-116.

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