Website: how to cite in MLA (8th ed.)?

Create a spot-on reference in MLA 8 and 9

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Basic rules

To cite a webpage on a website in MLA Style (8th ed.), you should include the following data into the reference: name(s) of the author(s), title of the material (article, publication, page, etc.), title of the website, publication date, URL (hyperlink), and date of access. Some of these data, such as the name of the author or date published, can be missing on the Internet page, and hence are not obligatory for a bibliographic reference.

For referencing short publications without a title (such as tweets), the whole text of the material should be included in the reference in place of the title.

How to cite in a bibliography

Bibliographic reference template:

Author(s). "Title of the Material (Page)." Website Title, date of publication, URL. Accessed date of access.

For rules of citing authors, see this article.

Examples of references in the list of works cited:

Pompeo, Michael P. "The United States Targets Network Supporting Corrupt Venezuelan Actors Attempting to Evade Sanctions." U.S. Department of State, 18 June 2020, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

Gartenberg, Chaim. "Google Tests New Profile Cards that Let You Add Yourself to Search Results." The Verge, 11 Aug. 2020, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

@RoyalFamily. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited South Wales today. On Barry Island The Duke and Duchess met local business owners who shared how they have been affected by the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector." Twitter, 5 Aug. 2020, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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