Citing a Website

Learn How to Cite a Website MLA Style

How to Cite a Website MLA StyleHere, you will learn how to cite a website MLA style. MLA stands for Modern Language Association. MLA format is the simpler of the two styles. This style is generally used in the humanities and liberal arts, like language and literature studies. In MLA style, you have both parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page. Below are the steps to cite a website in MLA style for the Works Cited Page.

Step-by-Step, How to Cite a Website MLA Style:

Step 1:

Collect the necessary information for an MLA citation:

The author or editors (if available), article name, Title of Website, any version number available, publisher information, any page numbers (if available), medium of publication, date accessed, and URL.

Step 2:

Follow the correct format:

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of Institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access <URL>

* Use the last name followed by the first name and if given, the middle name *

* If there are multiple authors, you need to separate using a comma and cite them alphabetically *

Example of How to Cite a Website MLA Style:

Casselman, Ben, Angel Gonzalez, and Isabel Ordonez. “Chevron Hit With Record Judgment.” The Wall Street Journal 15 Feb. 2011: A1. Factivia. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <>.

Example of Parenthetical In-Text Citation using MLA Style:

For the parenthetical in-text citation, you are going to need to include the first thing that appears in the Works Cited page like the author’s name, article name, etc. Usually, in-text citations are placed after the quoted or paraphrased information that is being used, like this:

“The Green Lantern is…the end” (Johnson, “The Green Lantern Review”)

I hope this short article helps you learn how to cite a website MLA style! Need to learn APA style? Click here to learn how to cite a website APA Style!