Websites can be tricky to cite since it can be very difficult to identify the author
of information or to tell when the site was updated. Also, because information
on a website can change from day to day, you have to include the date you looked at the site as
part of your citation.
Start your citation with the author's name followed by the title of the section of the website you are citing. Typically you only read one page of a website (rather than the entire website) and you need to indicate that in your citation:
If you can't find an author, simply skip to the next element. I'll show you an example shortly.
Next comes the title of the website (the website in its entirety). In this example, the website is titled: Voltaire Net. Make sure that you italicize the website title.
After the website title comes the name of the sponsoring organization/publisher, followed by a comma, and the date that the site was last updated. These can be hard to find! Do the best you can, but if you can't find a sponsor, type "N.p." If you can't find a date, type "n.d." I couldn't find a sponsor for this site but I did find the date.
End your citation with "Web," which represented the format of the information. The final element in your citation is the day that you looked at the website.
Note: MLA no longer requires you to include the web address (URL) as part of your citation. Your instructor may want you to include the web address. If that's the case, add the URL, in pointy brackets, at the end of your citation.