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Citation Guide

This guide provides a few examples of how to cite various sources in different citation styles. An explanation of citations is included on the first tab.

Web Sources in Works Cited, MLA Style


Placeholder example for web sources—see below for specifics

Last Name, First Name. “Title of Web Page.” Title of Web Site. Title of Responsible Party/Publisher, date. Medium. Date you accessed the site.


*MLA spells out the whole first name where available.

*If the author is not stated, assume it is the Responsible Party—sometimes this is the same as the title of the web site; you can usually find the responsible party listed at the very bottom of the screen next to a copyright date.

*This format is versatile. Leave out the title of the web page if you are citing the entire web site. If you cannot find some information, leave it out with the proper notation (N.p. for no responsible party/publisher, etc).

*Medium means type of material. It will always be Web.

*You should not include the url.


Van Kerckhove, Carmen. "Latino Artists Bear Burden of Anti-Immigrant Frenzy." Racialicious. Racialicious, 4 Mar. 2008. Web. 5 Nov. 2010.


National Diabetes Education Program. “The Diabetes Epidemic among Hispanics/Latinos.” National Diabetes Education Program. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  Dec. 2009. Web. 5 Nov. 2010.


Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino. “About.” American Latino Museum. Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, 2011. Web. 5 Nov. 2011.

Web documents

Golub, Elisabeth and Jared Erdmann. “Fishing in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area: Focus Groups with Hispanic/Latino Residents.” HACER: Credible Latino Research. HACER, June 2006. PDF file. Web. 5 Nov. 2010.


*This is a PDF online. Because it is a digital file, this is listed in the citation. Since it is accessed through a web site, this is also included in the citation.


Talamentes, Melissa, Robert Lindeman, and Charles Mouton. “Health and Healthcare of Hispanic/Latino American Elders.” Curriculum in Ethnogeriatrics. Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford University, 1 Oct. 2001. Web. 5 Nov. 2010.


*This is a tricky citation to put together. I am including the url if you want to see the original source:

Newspaper article online

See “Articles” page and find Newspaper article online.

Video online

See “Audio/Video” page and find Video online.

Audio recording online

See “Audio/Video” page and find Audio online.

Image online

See “Images” page and find Image online.