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MLA Citation Style 7th Edition: World Wide Web Pages

Citation Format for World Wide Web Pages

NOTE: The MLA format for online publications is not completely standardized. Various websites provide specific information on how to cite information from the Web according to their current interpretations of official citation formats.

General web page format:

Citation description:

• Author or editor's last name (if an author is given), first name, middle initial (if any).
• “Title of the Page.” (in quotation marks)
Title of the Overall Website (in italics)
• Version or edition used
• Publisher or sponsor of the site (if not given, use n.p.)
• Date of publication (day, month, and year, as available). If not given, use n.d.
• Medium of publication (Web)
• Date of access (day, month, and year)
• URL (optional – provide if it helps your reader locate the source or if your instructor requires it). Enclose the URL in angle brackets and end with a period.

NOTE : If you cannot locate any of the above components, leave it out.

NOTE : Each of the above sections of your citation is followed by a period, except the publisher or sponsor, which is followed by a comma.

Citation example (basic web page):

Brenner, Eric. "Citing Sources." Skyline College Library. Skyline College, 28 May 2008. Web. 3 Dec. 2009. <>.

Barnes-Young, Christian. "Violent Media and Aggression." What They Play: The Family Guide to Video Games. What They Like, Inc., 2009. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. <>.

Thai Idioms.” Internet Resource for the Thai Language. n.p. nd. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. <>.

"William Faulkner." William Faulkner on the Web. University of Mississippi, 6 Feb. 2003. Web. 20 Sept. 2007. < faulkner.html>.

Entire website or Website homepage

NAIC Online. National Association of Inventors Corporation,. 9 Sept. 2008. Web. 1 Oct. 2009. <>.

U. S. Department of Education. US Dept. of Education, 21 Apr. 2007. Web. 1 Oct. 2009. <>.

The William Faulkner Society. William Faulkner Society, 5 Oct. 2003. Web. 1 Oct. 2009. <>.


“SWC Teachers Suspended after Rally Participation.” Save Our Southwestern College . 23 Oct. 2009. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. <>.

Wikipedia page

"Skyline College ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 7 Nov 2009. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. <>.

Personal web page

Bell, Rosemary. Home page. Fall 2003. Web. 1 Oct. 2009. <>.

Online book

An online book may be the electronic text of part or all of a printed book, or a book-length document available only on the Internet (e.g., a work of hyperfiction).

Bird, Isabella L.A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1881. Victorian Women Writers Project. Ed. Perry Willett. Indiana Univerity, 20 Apr. 1998. Web. 4 Oct. 2007. <>.

Online book chapter

Bryant, Peter J. "The Age of Mammals." Biodiversity and Conservation. University of California, Irvine, 2002. Web. 4 Oct. 2007. <>.

Article in an online journal

Wysocki, Anne Frances. "Monitoring Order: Visual Desire, the Organization of Web Pages, and Teach the Rules of Design." Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 3.2 (Fall 1998). English Dept., Texas Tech University, Web. 21 Oct. 2007. <>.

Article in an online magazine

Fording, Laura. "Globalization and its Discontents." Newsweek MSNBC News, 1 Dec. 2003. Web. 1 Dec. 2007. <>.

Newspaper article from a newspaper website

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Name of Website. Sponsor/Publisher of Website, Date of last update. Web. Date of Access. <URL> (optional).

Lattin, Don. "Religions Have Complicated Role in Globalization." SF Gate. San Francisco Chronicle, 23 February 2003. Web. 13 Nov. 2007. <>.

Bilmes, Linda J. and Joseph E. Stiglitz. "The Iraq War will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More." Washington Post, 9 March 2008.Web. 27 May 2008. <>.

Poem or short story from a website

Collins, Billy. "More than a Woman." Poetry Magazine. Poetry Foundation. February 2002. Web. 5 Dec. 2011. <>.

Nesbit, Edith. "Marching Song." Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism. London, 1908. Victorian Women Writers Project. Ed. Perry Willett. Indiana University, May 2000. Web. 26 June 2007. <>.

Photograph or other image from a website

"Alcatraz_island.jpg." PRBO Conservation Science. 2011. Web. 5 Dec. 2011.