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MLA 2016 Eighth Edition Format and Style Guide

MLA 2016 Eighth Edition Format and Style Guide

MLA 8th Edition for Web Pages

The Format for a Web Site (not just a page):

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), URL, DOI or permalink.  Date of access (IF APPLICABLE).

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003,

 Accessed 10 May 2006.

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U,

         2008, Accessed 24 Mar. 2008.

The Format for a Web Page (page or article on a web site):

“For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, “The Title of the Web Page in Quotations,” followed by the information as mentioned for entire Web sites. If the publisher is the same as the website name, only list it once.

Author       “Title of Web Page”        Name of Website      Publication Date

Barlow, Amy. “Jane Austen Redux.”,  17 May 2004.

  Accessed 24 Aug. 2016.                                                          

         URL without the https://                 Date of Access


Committee on Scholarly Editions. “Guidelines for Editors of Scholarly Editions.” Modern Language Association,

           25 Sept. 2007,


    Editions/Guidelines-for-Editors-of-Scholarly-Editions. Accessed 17 May 2008.

Green, John. “The Rove Presidency.” The, 20 Sept. 2007,


“Guide to Quitting Smoking.” 11 Jan. 2005.


"How to Make Vegetarian Chili in a Slow Cooker." eHow. Demand Media,

         Accessed 24 Aug. 2016.

Kessler, Glenn. “Surplus Plunges in New Forecast.” The Washington Post,

         surplus-plunges/3bbb858d-d527-4096-ae8c-6c64f0316c23/. Accessed 30 Aug. 2010.

 “Sea Turtles Fact Sheet.” Sea Turtle Restoration Project, 5 Mar. 2003,

 Accessed 17 Dec. 2011.


“Why Fathers are Getting Child Custody More.”  n.p.,

          Accessed 30 June 2010.

(Many web pages have very little information, so the example above is an example where the web page has no author, no sponsor, and no date listed anywhere on the web page. When there is no copyright date given, it is encouraged to give the date that you accessed the web page.)

These examples are based on The MLA Handbook Eighth Edition (Reference LB 2369 .G53 2016) and The Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).