Webpages & More

This page provides works-cited-list examples for web pages and other digital sources.

For more examples and information on citing books, visit the MLA Style Center or consult Chapter 5 of the MLA Handbook, 9th Edition.

Author(s). "Title." Title of container (self contained if book), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publisher, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs and/or URL, DOI or permalink). 2nd container’s title, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location, Date of Access (if applicable).


Notes

  • An access date for an online work should be provided if the work lacks a publication date or if you suspect the work has been altered or removed. For scholarly journal articles, access dates are generally omitted. 
  • Include a URL or web address to help readers locate your sources. MLA only requires the www. address, so eliminate all https:// when citing URLs.
  • Because web addresses are not static (i.e., they change often) and because documents sometimes appear in multiple places on the web, MLA encourages the use of citing containers such as Youtube, JSTOR, Spotify, or Netflix in order to easily access and verify sources.
  • If a URL runs more than three full lines or is longer than the rest of the entry, truncate it. When truncating, always retain at least the host. For example, this URL

 go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.dosort=RELEVANCE&docType=Journal+article&tabID=T003&a

mp;prodId=MLA&earchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchType=BasicSearchForm&conte

ntSegment=&currentPosition=3&searchResultsType=SingleTab&inPS=true&userGrouopName=ml

a&docId=GALE&7CN2810522710&contentSet=GALE%7CN2810522710

Can be shortened to

go.galegroup.com/ps

Works-Cited Examples

Entire Website with Known Author

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003, www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/.

 

Entire Website Written and Published by an Organization

Folgerpedia. Folger Shakespeare Library, 17 July 2018, folgerpedia.folger.edu/Main_Page.

 

Page on a Web Site with Known Author

Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, www.ehow.com/how_10727_make-vegetarian-chili.html. Accessed 6 July 2015.

 

Page on a Web Site with No Known Author

“Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview.” WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014, www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/athletes-foot-topic-overview.

 

Image of Physical Work

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo Nacional del Prado, www.museodelprado.es/.

 

Film Viewed Through an App

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Universal Studios, 1982. Netflix app.

 

Television Episode Viewed on a Website

"I, Borg." Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 5, episode 23, Paramount Pictures, 1992. Netflix, www.netflix.com. 

 

Video on a Sharing Site (Youtube/Vimeo)  

"What Is the MLA International Bibliography?" Vimeo, uploaded by MLA International Bibliography, 14 Oct. 2016, vimeo.com/187399565.

 

E-Mail

Kunka, Andrew. "Re: Modernist Literature." Received by John Watts, 15 Nov. 2000.

 

Listserv, Discussion Group, or Blog Post

Salmar1515 [Sal Hernandez]. "Re: Best Strategy: Fenced Pastures vs. Max Number of Rooms?" BoardGameGeek, 29 Sept. 2008, boardgamegeek.com/thread/343929/best-strategy-fenced-pastures-vs-max-number-of-rooms. Accessed 5 Apr. 2009.

 

Tweet

Chaucer Doth Tweet [@LeVostreGC]. "A daye wythout anachronism ys lyke Emily Dickinson wythout her lightsaber." Twitter, 7 Apr. 2018, twitter.com/LeVostreGC/status/982829987286827009.