Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020     Views: 8954

Citing a website in MLA style (8th ed.) requires you to include much of the same information you would include 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 much 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."

Visualizing Emancipation. Directed by Scott Nesbit and Edward L. Ayers,

"Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014,

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

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For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with citing sources in MLA Style.

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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