Using Websites and MLA

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A short guide to citing websites with MLA in a works cited page

A short guide to citing websites with MLA in a works cited page

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  • 1. Mr. Proffitt Hunters Lane High School
  • 2.  The Internet can be a useful tool in doing research  But, a researcher has to know how to tell a good web source from a poor one.  After break, we will look at that.  Today, let’s look at the MLA code for web sources.
  • 3.  Cite: Using an outside source in a paper  MLA: a “code” used for citing sources quickly  Annotation: A note about what information a source contains
  • 4. Editor or author name. “Article Name.” Name of Site. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher). Date of last update. Medium of publication. Date of access.
  • 5. Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web.” A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. 4 May 2009. Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003. 10 May 2006. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow.com. eHow, n.d. 24 Feb. 2009.
  • 6.  Website: WebMd  Article: Skin Cancer  Author: Dr. Aaron Webb  Sponsor: WebMd  Date of creation: October 5, 2008  Date of access: October, 10 2011
  • 7.  Webb, Aaron. “Skin Cancer.” WebMD. WebMD, 5 October 2008. 10 October 2011.
  • 8.  No author?  Skip and go to article title.  No article title?  Skip and go to website title.  No publisher?  Skip and go to creation date.  No creation date?  Write n.d. and go to the access date.