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MLA: Websites

Bibliographic Citations

Things to Remember! 

  • Omit http:// from the URL when citing a website.
  • Avoid citing URLs produced by shortening services (like
  • Put the Accessed date after the URL


Entire Website

Last name, First name, M., role. Title of Site. Publisher, Year. URL. Accessed Day Month Year.

Zalta, Edward, N., principle editor. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language, Stanford U, 1995-2015, Accessed 21 Apr. 2015


Personal Website

Last name, First name. Title of Site. Date, URL. Accessed Day Month Year. 

Heath, Shirley Brice. Shirley Brice Heath. 2015, Accessed 6 June 2015.


Work on a Website

Last name, First name (if any). "Tile of Work." Title of Site, Publisher, Date, URL. Accessed Day Month Year.

"Global Minnesota: Immigrants Past and Present." Immigration History Research Center, U of Minnesota. 2015, Accessed 25 May 2016.


Blog Entry

Last name, First name. "Title of Blog Entry." Title of Blog, Date, URL. Accessed Day Month Year. 

Hollmichel, Stefanie. "Bringing Up the Bodies." So Many Books, 10 Feb. 2014, Accessed 12 Feb. 2014. 

In-Text Citations for a Personal Website

  • You do not need to include paragraph numbers or page numbers in the citation.
  • Unless you list the website name in the signal phrase, you do not need to include the URLs in the in text citation. 
  • Only provide partial URLs like ""

Signal phrase:Last name states... (2015).

Brice states... (2015).

End citation: (Last name, Year)

(Brice, 2015).

In-Text Citations for a Work on a Website

  • If there is no author listed, use the article name
  • In end citations, use a shortened article title.

Signal phrase: Last name, (if any, otherwise use the title) states... (Year). 

The article, "Global Minnesota: Immigrants Past and Present" states... (2015). 

End citation: (Last name, if any, otherwise use a shortened article title, Year)

("Global Minnesota," 2015). 

In-Text Citation for a Blog Entry

  • For signal phrases, only the author's last name , and the year is needed.
  • For end citations, only the author's last name is needed.

Signal phrase:  Last name states... (year).

Hollmichel states...(2014). 

End citation: (Last name)


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