Step-by-Step Guide to MLA Website Citation
1. Write the authors last name, followed by a comma, then first name. Close this entry with a
period. IF THERE IS NO AUTHOR, YOU MAY SKIP TO STEP TWO!
2. Write the title of the webpage within quotation marks, making sure there is a period at the end
(within the quotations).
3. In italics, type the name of the website, making sure to place a period afterward.
4. Next, write the name of the Institution or Organization affiliated with the site, followed by a
comma. IF THERE IS NO ORGANIZATION LISTED, USE n.p. INSTEAD.
5. Type the date that the site was published or last updated (day month year), followed by a
period. IF THERE IS NO DATE LISTED, USE n.d. INSTEAD.
6. List the medium of the publication. For materials found online, use the term “Web,” followed by
7. Lastly, list the date the source was accessed (that date you viewed it online). Be sure to list it in
the day month year format, followed by a period.