MLA 7th Style Guide


In general, this section refers to citation information for things you find freely available on the web (meaning, not things you find by searching on the CSN Library website). You often find them by using a search engine, such as Google. To locate the publisher or sponsor of a website for your citation, you can often look for the copyright symbol © at the bottom of the website.


Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Work.” Title of Website. Publisher or Sponsor of Site, Date of publication. Web. Date of Access.


McNicol, Tony. “Giant Pterosaurs Couldn't Fly, Study Suggests.” National Geographic News. National Geographic, 28 Apr. 2009. Web. 16 June 2014.

Common Exceptions

Often with websites, there will be no author. Omit it.


“Diabetes Superfoods.” American Diabetes Association. American Diabetes Association, 14 May 2014. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.

Often times with websites, there will be no date of publication listed. In its place, write n.d.


Smith, Kelly. “Decorate With Sustainable Furniture.” My Home Ideas. This Old House, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014.