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MLA Citation Guide 9th Edition: Citing a Website

MLA Citation Guide 9th Edition

What you will need

To cite items found on the web, provide the following information:

  1. The author if available, if not, start with the title.
  2. "Title of the article or the page in quotes"
  3. Name of the website in italics
  4. Name of he publisher if it differs from the name of the website  [sponsor or publisher if different than website name,]
  5. Date the page was published or updated (day month year) if available
  6. The URL (omit the http// or https//)
  7. Date of access (day month year): Example: 2 Feb. 2022 (MLA Style Center suggests including it when no date of publication is available, or “if you suspect the work may be altered or removed”). 

Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Website, Name of Organization Affiliated with the Website, date last modified/updated if available, URL. Accessed Day Month Year (optional-see 7 above)

Magazine article from a website

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Name of the Magazine, Date of publication, URL. 


eBook from the Web

Journal article from a website

Last Name, First Name. "Title of the Article." Name of the Journal (in italics), volume number, issue number, Website URL.


Website with no author

"Internet Users in the World by Regions: June 2016." Internet World Stats: Usage

and Population Statistics, 2016,

Short Story from a Multi-Volume Work Contained on a Website (MLA Handbook)