MLA Style - How to Document Information
This guide is based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. For more details and examples, consult the MLA Handbook (REF LB2369 .G53 2009).
Citing Web Pages in a Works Cited List
Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Page/Document". Title of the Web Site. Sponsoring Organization, Publication/Updated Date. Medium of Publication. Date of Access. <URL>.
"Argonne Researchers Create Powerful Stem Cells From Blood." Argonne National Laboratory, 24 Feb. 2003. Web. 10 Jan. 2004. <http://www.anl.gov/ Media_Center/News/2003/news030224.htm>.
Bromwich, Michael R. "Criminal Calls: A Review of the Bureau of Prisons' Management of Inmate Telephone Privileges." United States Department of Justice, Aug. 1999. Web. 10 Jan. 2004. <http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/9908/exec.htm>.
Weart, Spencer. "Aerosols: Effects of Haze and Cloud." American Institute of Physics. Web. 3 Jun. 2005. <http://www.aip.org/history/climate/aerosol.htm>.
Citing Web Pages in Text
You should cite your use of "another's words, facts, or ideas." Citations in the text must clearly point to specific sources in the list of works cited.
- Citations include the author's name and the page numbers if available.
- If an author isn't available, use the first one or two words of the title enclosed in quotation marks.
- When a web page lacks numbering, omit page numbers from your parenthetical citations. Do not use page numbers generated on a printout of a web document. PDF documents found on the web will have page numbers that can be used.
(Author's Last Name Page Number) or ("Partial Title")
Web Page with an Author
Web Page without an Author
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