Information sources on the World Wide Web may include scholarly projects, commercial subscription services, e-books, e-journals, articles in print-based periodicals, and professional and personal sites. When citing an information source you've found on the Web include as many citation elements as are relevant and available:
- follow the format used for print sources to the extent that you can,
- add the date that you accessed or retrieved the source, and
- include the address or URL of your information source.
The documentation style for both MLA and APA styles follow.
Citing Web Sources—MLA Documentation Style
The standard MLA format is:
|(most recent update when available)|
(when you located it)
(set in angle brackets)
|Author/s. (when known) "Title." (uppercase) Website Name. Date. (of posting or most recent update) Publisher. (or host) Date of access. <URL>.|
"MLA Style: How Do I Document Sources form the World Wide Web in My Works Cited List" Modern Language Association. 17 October 2000. Modern Language Association. 9 June 2001. <http://www.mla.org>
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. "Citing Electronic Sources." Writer's Handbook: Documentation-MLA Style. 25 Jan. 2001. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 22 Apr. 2001 <http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/elecmla.html>
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