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Citation Examples for “Works Cited” List: Web Sources (Works from the Free Web)

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At the end of your paper, you must provide an alphabetical listing of all the works you have cited in your paper. This requirement includes both work you have actually quoted and work you have summarized or paraphrased. The information is arranged alphabetically according to the author's last name or (when there is no author identified) by title.


For Web-only documents:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of the Work." Title of the Overall Website. Version/Edition. Publisher/Sponsor, Date of Publication. Medium of Publication [Web]. Date of Access. <URL>.

For Web documents that originally appeared in print:

Information about the original print document. Name of Overall Database or Website. Medium of Publication [Web]. Date of Access.

NOTE: Omit URL for citations of material in databases. In other citations, URL is optional.
Article from a website (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)

Lessig, Lawrence. "Free Debates: More Republicans Call on RNC." Lessig 2.0. N. p., 4 May 2007. Web. 21 Feb. 2007.

Tutton, Mark. "Designers Developing Virtual-Reality 'Cocoon'." CNN.com. Cable News Network. 11 Sept. 2007. Web. 11 Sept. 2008.

Article from an online scholarly journal (MLA Handbook, 5.6.3)

Ouellette, Marc. "Theories, Memories, Bodies, and Artists." Editorial. Reconstruction 7.4 (2007): n. pag. Web. 28 Nov. 2007.

Spencer, Alexander. "Using Immigration Policies as a Tool in the War on Terror." Crossroads 7.1 (2007): 17-53. Web. 4 Aug. 2009.

Article in an online magazine (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)
Shafer, Jack. "Let Murdoch Be Murdoch: Abolish the Powerless Wall Street Journal Special Committee." Slate. Washington Post Company, 30 Apr. 2008. Web. 1 May 2008.
Article from a newspaper website (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)

Ferrechio, Susan. "Compromise Would Give Board Medicare-Cutting Powers." Washington Examiner. Washington DC Examiner, 23 July 2009. Web. 24 July 2009.

Lieber, Ron. "Fannie, Freddie and You: What It Means to the Public." New York Times. New York Times, 8 Sept. 2008. Web. 24 July 2009.

Editorial, no author given:

"The Scientists Speak." Editorial. New York Times. New York Times, 20 Nov. 2007. Web. 20 Nov. 2007.

Article in an online reference book (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)
"Bhutan." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2008. Web. 12 Sept. 2008.
Web page with author(s) or editor(s) (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)
Burg, Evelyn, Patti Juza, and Ali Abdallah. "Common Reading, 2005-2006: Maus." LaGuardia Community College. LaGuardia Community Coll., 2005. Web. 4 Aug. 2009.

NOTE: List authors/editors in the order in which they appear on the website.

Web page with no author (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)
"Media Services." LaGuardia Community College, Library Media Resources Center. LaGuardia Community Coll., Lib. Media Resources Center, 29 July 2009. Web. 4 Aug. 2009.

"A Tour of the William Blake Archive." The William Blake Archive. Ed. Morris Eaves, Robert Essick, and Joseph Viscomi. Lib. of Cong., 15 Apr. 2005. Web. 4 Aug. 2009.

Complete website (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)
Eaves, Morris, Robert Essick, and Joseph Viscomi, eds. The William Blake Archive. Lib. of Cong., 8 May 2008. Web. 15 May 2008.

NOTE: List authors/editors in the order in which they appear on the website.

Blog entry or comment (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)
Kelly, David. "The Politics of Pronouns." Papercuts. New York Times, 8 Sept. 2008. Web. 11 Sept. 2008. <http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/the-politics-of-pronouns>.
Twitter post (use the tweet as the title--enough to serve as an identifiable title)
Nealschumanpub. "Coming in November: Stephanie Maatta 'A Few Good Books'!" Twitter. Twitter, 3 Nov. 2009. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. <http://twitter.com/nealschumanpub/status/5402110982>.
E-book (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2c)
Kipling, Rudyard. Just So Stories for Little Children. New York: Doubleday, 1921. Google Books. Web. 27 April 2010.
Online sound recording(MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)
Lawrence, Jacob. "Jacob Lawrence Talks about Color." Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line. Flash ed. Phillips Collection, 2001. Web. 12 Mar. 2009.
Online video (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)

Bilgil, Melih, dir. History of the Internet. Melih Bilgil, 4 Jan. 2009. YouTube. Web. 17 Aug. 2009.

The Story of Stuff. Perf. Annie Leonard. Free Range Studios, 2007. Storyofstuff.com. Web. 20 Aug. 2009.

Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin (AK) Full Speech at the RNC. C-Span, 3 Sept. 2008. YouTube. Web. 10 Sept. 2008.

Online image (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)

Banner, Fiona. Break Point. 1998. Frith Street Gallery. MOMA.org. Web. 20 Aug. 2009.

Tourist Guy. 2001. World Famous Photos. Web. 20 Aug. 2009.

Interview on the Web (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b and 5.7.7)
Antin, David. Interview by Charles Bernstein. Dalkey Archive Press. Dalkey Archive P, n.d. Web. 21 Aug. 2007.
ePortfolio (Treat as a web page or website) (MLA Handbook, 5.6.2b)

Kaneko, Naho. Naho Kaneko ePortfolio. LaGuardia Community College, LaGuardia Center for Teaching and Learning, n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2010. <http://www.eportfolio.lagcc.cuny.edu/ePortfolios/ Advanced/naho.kanekoREV/index.htm>.

One page on an eportfolio site:

Dillon, Elizabeth. "My Links." LaGuardia Community College ePortfolio. LaGuardia Community College, n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2010. <http://www.eportfolio.lagcc.cuny.edu/ePortfolios/ capstone/elizabeth_dillon/links.html>.

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