Citing Information from the Web
As we mentioned in several earlier chapters, whenever you use information from a source—whether that source is a journal, book, or Web site—you must cite the source. While journals and books provide fairly standardized information for citing, Web sites do not. This means that finding the information you need to cite a Web page can be difficult sometimes, but with practice you can learn to find the information that you need.
Let's walk through an example. If you were to cite a Web page in MLA format, you would need the following information:
And the format and order of the citation would be as follows:
Author last name, First name (if available). "Web Page Title." Full Name of Web Site,
Below we've taken a Web page and highlighted the information you would need to cite this source.
Here's the citation, in MLA format, for this Web page:
"From the Home Front and the Front Lines." The Veterans History Project of the American
Notice that there is no author listed on this Web page, so the citation begins with the Web page title.
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