Citation Guide

Web Examples: MLA 8th Edition

Entire Web Site

color coded example of MLA format for entire website

American Nurses Association. American Nurses Association, 2016, nursingworld.org.

In-text citation:

According to the American Nurses Association, "this is a citation".

OR

"This is a citation" (American Nurses Association).

Page on a Web Site

So let's say I want to cite this CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/index.html 

One option is to use this format:

color coded example of MLA format for page on a website

United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Basics about Diabetes.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 Mar. 2015, www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html. 

In-text citation: “This is a citation” (United States, Dept. of Health and Human Services).

Another possible option is to leave off any author. I recommend this when you are using two or more web source with the same “author”, especially government entities. Use the government agency as the Publisher.

color coded example of MLA citation for page on a website

“Basics about Diabetes.” Diabetes Home, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 Mar. 2015, www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html.

In-text citation: According to “Basics about Diabetes”, “this is a citation”.

OR

“This is a citation” (“Basics”).

 

YouTube Video

color coded example of MLA citation for YouTube video

sayerb123. "Husky Puppy Talking Saying 'I Love You'." YouTube, 13 Dec. 2009, youtu.be/N_Qqs0Q2w5CE.

In-text citation: 

In the video posted by sayerb123, “this is a citation”.
OR 
“This is a citation” (sayerb123).