MLA 8 Citing an Article on a Website

MLA 8 Citing an Article on a Website


MLA uses the concept of “containers” that
“contain” core elements for a citation. Standard among these elements is the author
and title of the source you are using. When the source being documented forms a part
of a larger work, the larger work can be thought of as a container that holds the source, such
as a poem, short story, or chapter in a book or anthology, an article in a journal, newspaper,
or magazine, or even postings or articles on a website. To cite an article found on a website, find
as many of the following elements as possible: author or authors of the article, title of
the article, website title, the date of publication, and the URL. View the example to see how those elements
are arranged. Note the punctuation marks used. Also, note that the prefix http is dropped
in the citation.

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