Citing a website in MLA style

When citing a website in MLA style, your citation should follow one of the basic formats below.

Webpage with an individual author

When citing websites, MLA usually requires you to abbreviate the names of months to three letters. For example, January becomes Jan.

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title.” Title of Site, Sponsor or Publisher [include only if different from website title or author], Day Month Year, URL.

Hamilton, Jon. “Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again.” National Public Radio, 2 Oct. 2008,

Webpage with no author or group author

If no author is available, or the webpage is authored by a group or organization, begin with the title of the webpage. If the title of the site is the same as the sponsor or publisher, omit the sponsor or publisher.

“Title.” Title of Site, Sponsor or Publisher, Day Month Year, URL.

“Turmeric.” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Sep. 2016,

Webpage with no date

If the webpage does not have any date information, or the page updates its content frequently (e.g., a wiki site), you should include an accessed date at the end of your citation to indicate when you were viewing the content.

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title.” Website name, URL. Accessed Day Month Year.

Gillingham, Kim. “How to Use the Dewey Decimal System.” Wikihow, Accessed 6 July 2023.

More information

To see more examples and other situations of citing books in MLA style, see the library's online MLA Citation Guide. You can also find the MLA Handbook (9th edition) in the Knowledge Center’s reference collection and in the Book Stacks. Purdue’s Online Writing Lab also has a comprehensive guide to MLA style.