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MLA 9th Edition Subject Guide

Basic Guidelines for Citations in MLA

Basic Website Citation

Basic Works Cited Entry

To cite items found on the open internet, provide as much of the following information as possible.

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Work." Title of Overall Website. Publisher of

     the website or N.p. if no publisher is indicated, date of publication (Day Month Year), URL without http.


Web page

"Africa Top 10 Internet Countries." Internet World Stats. Miniwatts Marketing

     Group, June 2016,


Article from a website

Valdes, Robert. "How Autopsies Work." How Stuff Works. Discovery Communications,‚Äč


In-text citations

Inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote.

See examples of how to tell your readers where facts, paraphrases, or quotes in your paper come from at this site from the Purdue OWL: MLA 2021 In-text Citations.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for web publication citations are found in the MLA Handbook (2021), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.