**Basic MLA 8th edition citation rules: Handout

**Examples of In-text Citations: Handout

**MLA research paper template: make a copy of this doc


South's Writing Guide made by our very own Mr. Cox and updated to reflect the new MLA 8th edition guidelines.


Best online site to answer MLA inquiries - Purdue's OnlineWriting Lab (OWL)


EasyBib is no longer "easy". Please try NoodleTools to cite and build your Works Cited page. Use your school email to create an account.

Citing a website - (this means you didn't take advantage of the databases that provide the MLA citation):

Gather and list the following elements from the website:

  • The author of the article or page (Last name, First name).

  • The title of the article or page ("Title or page heading in quotes").

  • The title of the website.

  • The name of the publisher,

  • The date the page or site was published.

  • The URL.

  • Date of Access.

Format of website citation: Last name, First name. Title of the Article or Individual Page. Title of the website. Name of the publisher, Date of publication, URL. Date of access.

If you can't identify 2 or more elements, this is not a source that should be consulted and used in your project.


  • Absent during library instruction or need a review? Here's a playlist of YouTube videos to review skills like finding credible sources to how a Works Cited page should be formatted.

  • What do you mean, you didn't know it was plagiarism? QuickieInteractive Tutorial.