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Writing and Citing: MLA 8th Edition: Websites

MLA 8th Edition

Basic Format

Basic Format:

Page or section in a website:

Author's Last Name, First. "Title of Webpage." Name of Website,

          date, URL (no http://).


Website: Organization as Author

If the organization is also the publisher of the work, don't list the organization as author, but list it as publisher.

"Title of Section." Title of Website, Publisher or Sponsoring Organization,

          Date, URL (no http://). 


If the organization is the author and the work is published by a different website, use the organization as author.

Organization. "Title of Work." Title of Website, Date, URL (no http://)



Website, No Author:

"Title of Page or Document." Title of Website, Name of Organization Affiliated with the

          Website, Date, URL (no http://).

More Websites

Blog Post:

Author's Last Name, First Name or Username if real name not provided.

          "Title of Blog Post." Name of Blog, Blog Network/Publisher if given,

          Day Month Year of blog post, URL of blog post (no https://).


Document from a Government Website:

Title of Document: Subtitle if Given. Edition if given and is not first edition, 

          Name of Government Department, Agency or Committee,

          Publication Date, URL (no https://).