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Citing an Internet Source

Citing an Internet Source

Author: Emily Porter
Description:
  • Cite your sources correctly
  • Know how to cite an internet source
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Tutorial

How to Cite a Website

This video will tell you how to cite a website correctly, what information you need, and where to find it. If you have more questions, check out the Purdue OWL website linked below.

MLA Citation Requirements

Basic Style for Citations of Electronic Sources (Including Online Databases)

Here are some common features you should try and find before citing electronic sources in MLA style. Not every Web page will provide all of the following information. However, collect as much of the following information as possible both for your citations and for your research notes:

  • Author and/or editor names (if available)
  • Article name in quotation marks (if applicable)
  • Title of the Website, project, or book in italics. (Remember that some Print publications have Web publications with slightly different names. They may, for example, include the additional information or otherwise modified information, like domain names [e.g. .com or .net].)
  • Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.
  • Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date.
  • Take note of any page numbers (if available).
  • Medium of publication.
  • Date you accessed the material.
  • URL (if required, or for your own personal reference; MLA does not require a URL).

Source: owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/