How do you cite a website in MLA format?


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Cite a website in MLA format by locating your resource, finding the website's vital information, recording the date you viewed the website and citing it on the final page of your document. MLA format no longer requires an entire URL within a works-cited page, as of November 2014.

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How do you cite a website in MLA format?
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  1. Read your online resource

    Retrieve information from your viable online resource to list in a works-cited page at the end of your document. Be sure to include at least one in-text citation, so you can include the website as a source.

  2. Get publishing information

    MLA requires you to find publishing data about the Web resource, such as the author, name of the website, name of the publisher, date of the source's creation and date the information was viewed. Use "n.p." for "no publisher" and "n.d." for no publishing date found on the website.

  3. Write down the date you viewed the website

    All Web and electronic resources cited in MLA require you to record the date you viewed the information. This is because websites change their information on a regular basis.

  4. Cite the source in the proper format

    Put the name of the editor, author or compiler first, making sure the surname is before the first name. List the name of the website, then the version number. Write the name of the publisher followed by the date of the publication. Record the medium of publication and then the date of access for the end of your citation.

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