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MLA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Basic Webpage

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to MLA style citations.

5.6.2b (pp. 184-87)

Example 1 – General Webpage

IT:     ("How to Address an Envelope")

WC:   "How to Address an Envelope." eHow. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2015.


Example 2 – Online Encyclopedia or Dictionary

IT:     (Dionne)

WC:   Dionne, René. "Literature in French." The Canadian EncyclopediaHistorica Foundation, 7 Feb. 2006. Web.

                  10 June 2014.


NOTE: The first example above does not include the author's name, as the author is unknown. Works cited entries for anonymous works are alphabetized by title.  Ignore initial articles (a, an, the).  If the title is longer than a few words, abbreviate it in the parenthetical reference.  For ease of reference, ensure that your abbreviated title begins with the same word as the full title.

For works with no page numbers, such as webpages, it is preferable to include the author's name, or, in the case of a source with an unknown author, the title, in the text and omit a parenthetical reference altogether.

The dates at the end of the works cited citations are the dates of access.

If there is no sponsoring institution or publisher, use n.p.

If there is no date of publication, use n.d.