How do I cite a science magazine article uploaded to a website?

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.

To cite a science magazine article that your professor uploaded to a website, begin with the MLA format template. List the author of the article and the article title. Then list the title of the website—not the title of the magazine—as the title of the container, since you found the article on the website rather than in the magazine. Since your professor uploaded the material, list the professor’s name in the “Other contributors” slot. Then list the publisher of the website (if different from the website’s title), the upload date (if known), and the URL. You do not need to cite the date your professor downloaded the article.

Huffington, Jan, et al. “Migratory Patterns of the Monarch Butterfly.” Blackboard, uploaded by John Logan, 13 Nov. 2020,

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