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Citing Sources : Internet Sources

This guide provides information on citing your sources in some of the most commonly used citation formats: APA, MLA, and Chicago.

MLA 8th edition style for internet sources

Entire Website

Author(s). Title of Website. Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of Website, URL (remove https:// ).

Web Page

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Website, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of publication, URL (remove https:// ).

Online Video

Author(s). “Title of Video.” Title of Website, Website Publisher (if different than title), Uploader of video (if different from author), Date of Upload, URL (remove https:// ).

Blog Post

Author(s). "Title of Blog Post." Title of Blog, Blog Publisher (if different than title), Date of blog post, URL (remove https:// ).

Correct examples of MLA 8th edition citations of interent sources

Entire Website

Example:

Keith, Don. Mattie C.’s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story, mattiecsboy.com. Accessed 2 Nov. 2016.

Note: If website does not have a date, add an access date at the end after the URL: Accessed 3 Oct. 2016.

Example:

U.S. National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus: Trusted Information for You. 3 Oct. 2016, www.medlineplus.gov.

Web Page

Example with an Author:

Boswell, Wendy. “Web Search Made Simple.” About Tech, About.com, 9 Apr. 2016,

     websearch.about.com/od/searchingtheweb/tp/web_search_simple.htm.

Example with no Author:

“Coping with Stress.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 Oct. 2015, https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/coping_with_stress_tips.html.


Note: Exclude publisher if title of website and publisher are the same.
Note: If website does not have a date, add an access date at the end after the URL: Accessed 3 Oct. 2016.
Note: Exclude the https:// or https:// in the URL.

Online Video

Example:

Cutts, Matt. “How Google Works.” YouTube, uploaded by Google, 10 Mar. 2010,

     www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHR6IQJGZs.

Example:

Narula, Neha. “The Future of Money.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, May 2016, www.ted.com/talks/neha_narula_the_future_of_money.

Blog Post

Example:

Sisaye, Sarah. “Bullying Rates Drop.” Stopbullying Blog. U.S. Department of Health & Human

     Services, 15 May 2015, www.stopbullying.gov/blog/ 2015/05/15/bullying-rates-drop.

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