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MLA

Overview of using MLA to format citations.

Basic Website Citation

Note: Date of Access is optional. Ask your instructor and see the information from Purdue Owl (below). 

Website

Diamond, Jason. "The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers." Flavorware, 5 Aug. 2015, 

flavorwire.com/407418/the-25-best-websites-for-literature-lovers. Accessed 14 July 2016. 

Government Document

National Center for Education Statistics. New Americans in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Immigrant and

Second-Generation American Undergraduates. United States Department of

Educationnces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012213.pdf. Accessed 14

July 2016

Blog Post

Doyne, Shannon. "Poetry Pairing: Invitation to Love." Poetry Pairings, 19 Feb.

2016, learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/poetry-pairing-invitation-to-love/.  Accessed 19 July 2016. 

Tweet

@geofhuth. "Stirrings in the Archives." Twitter, 21 June 2016, 1:41p.m., 

twitter.com/geofhuth/status/745356042163326977. Accessed 19 July 2016. 

 

From Purdue Owl: "It is a good idea to list your date of access [in website citations] because web postings are often updated, and information available on one date may no longer be available later. When using the URL, be sure to include the complete address for the site except for the https://."