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MLA Citation Style Guide: Basic Web Page

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Basic Web Page

(p. 84-87, 219-221)

  1. If there is no sponsoring institution or publisher, use n.p.
  2. If there is no date of publication, use n.d.  
  3. Include a URL of the source’s homepage only  if your reader would not be able to locate the source without it.    
General Format 
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Author Surname page or paragraph number(s))
      Works Cited:
      Author. Title of Site. Name of sponsoring institution or publisher, Day Month Year
            of Publication. Medium. Date of Access [Day Month Year]. <URL optional>.
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Eaves, Essick, and Viscomi)
      Works Cited:
      Eaves, Morris, Robert Essick, and Joseph Viscomi, eds. The William Blake Archive.
            Lib. of Cong., 8 May 2008. Web. 15 May 2008.
Example 2
      Parenthetical Citation:
      Works Cited:
      Crane, Gregory, ed. The Perseus Digital Library. Tufts University, n.d. Web.
             23 June 2009. <>.