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MLA Quick Guide: 7th Edition: Web Site

A simple introduction to citing sources following the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.

Model Citation for a Web Page

Works Cited Entry, Basic Form

Author Name, Reversed. "Title of Article." Title of the Web Site. Publisher, Date of publication. Medium of publication.  Date of access.

  • Use the prescribed punctuation between each element of the citation.
  • Title of the article is in double quotes.  Title of the web site is in italics.
  • Use hanging indent (all lines after the first indented 1/2 inch).

Article from a Web Site

Hildebrand, David K. "About Early American Music." On-Line Resources. Colonial Music Institute, 31 Jan. 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.

Web Page

Schenker Documents Online.  Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.

Email Message

Maus, John.  Message to the author. 22 Apr. 2004. E-mail.

  • Cite an email message with the writer's name, the subject line (in quotes) or a descriptive title, date of the message, and the medium "E-mail."


More Information

For more details on citing web-based resources, see MLA Handbook, chapter 5.6, p. 181-193, and chapter 5.7.13, p. 204-205.

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