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MLA Citation Style, 9th Edition: Basic Webpage

Basic Webpage - Examples

Example 1 – General Webpage


("How to Address an Envelope")

Works Cited:

"How to Address an Envelope." eHow, Demand Media. Accessed 6 Mar. 2015.


Example 2 – Online Encyclopedia or Dictionary



Works Cited:

Dionne, René. "Literature in French." The Canadian Encyclopedia, Historica Foundation, 7 Feb. 2006. Accessed 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.

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

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