Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: May 12, 2017     Views: 2895

Citing a website in MLA style 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. MLA style also requires that you include the date you accessed the website, but not the URL (although you may choose to include the URL or your professor/assignment may require you include one).

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

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

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


For more information about citing websites in MLA style, please visit our MLA guide or check out the resources below. You may also want to contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing websites in MLA style.

Video Tutorials: MLA (2009 Ed.) Research Paper Basics (Full Playlist)

Video tutorials on MLA style are available via the Atomic Learning database. Please note: you will be asked to log in using your SNHU email username and password. 

MLA Citation Examples: 

Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about citing sources in MLA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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