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MLA Style

Your guide to citations and works cited in MLA Style (8th ed.)

Web Page with a Corporate Author

The corporate author or organization sponsoring the website is often also the title of the entire website. If this is the case, skip the author information and begin the works cited entry with the title of the web page or section, in quotation marks. The corporate author or sponsoring organization's name will appear as the web site title, in italics.

Works Cited

Corporate Author or Organization. "Title of Web Page." Title of Web Site in Italics, Date, URL

"Climate Change and Health." World Health Organization, June 2016, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs266/en/index.html 

In-text Citation

If there are no page numbers, as is often the case with websites, omit page numbers in the citation.

(Author or "Title of Page" where Author is omitted).

("Climate Change and Health").

Wiki Entry (Including Wikipedia)

The content of wikis changes over time. It is recommended that you

  • include an access date for the last date the entry was viewed
  • include the date and time of the last revision as the publication date

Works Cited

"Title of Entry." Title of Wiki, Publisher, Day Month Year entry was last modified, Time entry was last modified, URL of entry. Accessed Day Month Year Wikipedia entry was last viewed.

"Shawn Carpenter." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Feb. 2016, 05:55, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Carpenter. Accessed 19 Oct. 2016.

In-text Citation

("Title of Entry in Quotation Marks").

("Shawn Carpenter").

Blog Post

Works Cited

Author lastname, Author first name initials or username if no name given. "Title of Blog Post." Title of Blog, Day Month Year of post, URL.

McAdoo, T. "How to Cite a Blog Post in APA Style." APA Style Blog, 15 April 2016, http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/04/how-to-cite-a-blog-post-in-apa-style.html.

In-text Citation

(Author).

(McAdoo).

Tweet

Use the author's twitter handle in place of author name, and include the entire tweet in quotation marks. 

Works Cited

Username. "Entire text of the tweet in quotes." Twitter, Day Month Year, Time, URL.

@FraCicardi. "People queueing to get 1kilo of subsidized sugar in Zamalek (Cairo's upper-class area). Can imagine situation in poorer neighborhoods #Egypt." Twitter, 26 Oct. 2016, 05:45, https://twitter.com/FraCicardi/status/791259380666757121.

In-text Citation

(Username).

(@FraCicardi). 

About Web Page Publication Dates

Look at the top and bottom of the web page for a publication or last revised date.

Dates in the works cited list should be given as fully as they appear in your source. Include times and time zone information when available.

If no date is available, omit this element from your works cited entry, but include an accessed date following the location information.

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