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MLA Citation Style

Electronic and Online Sources

Generic Web Page

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the website, Name of the publisher, Date of publication, URL.

Website Examples

Fischlin, Daniel. "Canadian Aboriginal Adaptations of Shakespeare." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. University of Guelph. 2004.

Website Example: No author, No date

"Collin the Bushman." Badilisha Poetry. University of Guelph. 2004.


  • When there is no author or other creator, use title to start the citation
  • Placeholders for unknown information like n.d. (“no date”) are no longer used. Missing information is omitted.
    • If missing information can be found from reliable external resource, it is included in square brackets.

Other Online Sources

Generic Online Posting

Editor, screen name, author, or compiler name (if available). “Posting Title.” Name of Site, Version number (if available), Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), URL. Date of access.

Blog (weblog)

Geist, Michael. "Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rules," Michael Geist Blog, 23 June 2016. Accessed 21 September 2016.

Dictionary Entry

"dystopia, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2016. Accessed 21 September 2016.


"New Eco Books: Feature Interviews with Margaret Atwood." Alternatives Environmental Ideas and Action. 4 June 2010. Accessed 8 Aug. 2011.


Canadian Literature Centre. "2016 CLC Kreisel Lecture with Margaret Atwood." Performer Margaret Atwood, YouTube, 20 May 2016,

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