How do I cite The MLA Style Center?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
Works-cited lists typically do not contain entries for websites as a whole. Entries should refer to the specific web page or resource that contains the quoted or summarized information. To cite an individual page or resource on The MLA Style Center, follow the MLA format template. List the author of the page in the “Author” slot and the title of the page in the “Title of source” slot. In the “Title of container” slot, provide the title of the site: The MLA Style Center. List “Modern Language Association of America” as the publisher of the website. Provide the date the page was created and the URL that leads to the page.
Smith, Bradley. “Tips for Teaching Community-Engagement Projects in the College Writing Classroom.” The MLA Style Center, Modern Language Association of America, 19 Feb. 2019, style.mla.org/community-engagement-writing/.
If the page does not include an author’s name, start your entry with the title of the page:
“How Do I Cite a Map?” The MLA Style Center, Modern Language Association of America, 6 Apr. 2018, style.mla.org/citing-images-viewed-firsthand-or-online/.
If the page does not list the date it was created, include the year that is shown in the copyright section of the site’s footer:
“Formatting a Research Paper.” The MLA Style Center, Modern Language Association of America, 2019, style.mla.org/formatting-papers/.