When citing web sites and the articles and pages within them, your citation should include the following information.
- the author (if named)
- title of article or page within the web site (in quotation marks)
- name of the web site (italics)
- publisher or sponsor. If no publisher is available, use the initials N.p.
- document date or date of the last revision. If no date is available, use the initials n.d.
- the medium (Web)
- the date you accessed the site
NOTE: While MLA no longer requires listing the URL of a web site, your instructor may require it. Check with your instructor and always follow their instructions.
IMPORTANT! For space reasons, the examples here are not formatted according to MLA guidelines. When formatting your citation:
Double-space within and between each entry.
Professional or Personal Site:
Gilbert, Steve. Tattoos.com. Tattoos.com, 2004. Web. 24 Nov. 2008.
Entire Web Site:
HistoryLink.org. History Link, 2007. Web. 24 Sept. 2008.
Hoover's Online. Hoover's, Inc., 2007. Web. 5 June 2008.
Page or article within a web site, no sponsor or publisher, no date:
Pasold, Lisa. "Paris Architecture Explained." Paris Notes. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2008.
Page or article within a web site, no author:
"Darfur Attacks Risk Aid Pullout." BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation, 24 Sept. 2007. Web. 25 Sept.
Article on a newspaper's web site:
Stour, David. "Supreme Court to Hear Case on Voter ID Law." New York Times. New York Times, 25 Sept.
2007. Web. 25 Sept. 2008.
Article in an online magazine
Yoffe, Emily. "What Kids Like to Do Online." Slate. Washington Post Company, 14 Sept. 2007. Web. 24 Sept.