Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017     Views: 6146

Citing a website in MLA style (8th ed.) requires you to include much of the same information you would including in citing a print resource like author(s)/editor(s), title of website, publisher information, etc. . This information can sometimes be difficult to find on a website so you may have to look around a bit to find the information. 

General format (include as match information as you can):

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). URL(without the http://).

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

National Park Service. "Discover History." www.nps.gov/history/index.htm.

Visualizing Emancipation. Directed by Scott Nesbit and Edward L. Ayers, dsl.richmond.edu/emancipation.

"Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014, www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/athletes-foot-topic-overview.

NOTE: Date of access is optional.  Publisher information can be excluded if it matches the author (e.g. the National Park Service example above). 

More Information: 

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing websites in MLA style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a website in your class assignments and projects.

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