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Writing and Citing: MLA 9th Edition: Websites

MLA 9th Edition

Basic Format

Website: Known Author

Citation:

Author's Last Name, First. "Title of Webpage." Name of Websitedate, URL (no http://).

Example:

Yu, Kaila. “13 sites that tell the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US”. CNN.com, 18 May 2021, www.cnn.com/travel/article/asian-pacific-american-sites-to-visit-us/index.html.

 

Website: Organization as Author

Citation: 

"Title of Section." Title of Website, Publisher or Sponsoring Organization, Date, URL (no http://). 

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

OR

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

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

Example:

"About Heart Disease.” Heart Disease Home, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Jan. 2021, www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/about.htm

 

Website: Unknown Author

Citation:

"Title of Page or Document." Title of Website, Name of Organization Affiliated with the website, Date, URL (no http://).

Example:

"Florida History." Florida Back Roads Travel, 3 June 2021, www.florida-backroads-travel.com/florida-history.html.

Website: Known Author

Citation:

(Last Name)

Example:

(Yu)

 

Website: Organization as Author

Citation:

("Title of Section")

Example:

("About Heart Disease")

 

Website: Unknown Author

Citation:

("Title of Page or Document")

Example:

("Florida History")

More Websites

Blog Post:

Citation:

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://).

Example:

McBride, Carrie. "Nine New Thrillers You Won't Be Able To Put Down." Biblio File, New York Public Library, 14 May 2021, www.nypl.org/blog/2021/05/14/nine-new-thrillers

 

Document from a Government Website:

Citation:

Title of Document: Subtitle if Given. Edition if given and is not first edition, Name of Government Department, Agency or CommitteePublication Date, URL (no https://).

Example:

Florida State Health Improvement Plan 2017-2021. Florida Department of Health, June 2019, www.floridahealth.gov/about/state-and-community-health-assessment/ship-process/FINAL_SHIP.pdf

Blog Post:

Citation:

(Last Name)

Example:

(McBride)

 

Government Document:

Citation:

(Title of Document)

Example:

(Florida State Health Improvement Plan 2017-2021) or (Florida)

Note: You can shorten the title of the document by listing the first word(s).