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MLA Guide

This guide contains information to help you cite your sources in MLA format.

Citing a Website Article

Format: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Website in Italics, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of publication, URL.

*Note:  Exclude publisher if title of website and publisher are the same.
*Note: If website does not have a date, place a period after the URL and add the date accessed. See example below:

Example: Accessed 7 May 2016.

*Note: Do not include the http:// or https:// in the URL.

Website Article:

Example: Stewart, Bob. “Biostimulants.” Plant News, University of Maryland, 5 Aug. 2009, 5-4art1.htm.

Example: “Biospheres.” Amazing Earth, Accessed 2 Feb. 2020.

Citing an Entire Website

Format: Author(s). Title of Website in Italics. Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of Website, URL.

Example: Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian, 2012,

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