If a DOI is available, cite the DOI number instead of the URL. However, collect as much of the following information as possible both for your citations and for your research notes: Use the following format: Author. Title of container (self contained if book), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol.
Online newspapers and magazines sometimes include a “permalink,” which is a shortened, stable version of a URL. and/or no.), Publisher, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs and/or URL, DOI or permalink).
It is good practice to print or save web pages or, better, use a program like Adobe Acrobat to keep your own copies for future reference.
Most web browsers will include URL/electronic address information when you print, which makes later reference easy.
Also, you might use the Bookmark function in your web browser in order to return to documents more easily.
MLA uses the phrase, “Accessed” to denote which date you accessed the web page when available or necessary.
Then list the title of the course (or the school catalog designation for the course) in italics.
Article in an Online Scholarly Journal That Also Appears in Print Cite articles in online scholarly journals that also appear in print as you would a scholarly journal in print, including the page range of the article. Thus, provide the title of the database italicized before the DOI or URL. State to whom to message was sent with the phrase, “Received by” and the recipient’s name. Provide the author of the work, the title of the posting in quotation marks, the web site name in italics, the publisher, and the posting date. Include screen names as author names when author name is not known.
It is not required to do so but especially encouraged when there is no copyright date listed on a website.
Include a URL or web address to help readers locate your sources.
Provide the artist's name, the work of art italicized, the date of creation, the institution and city where the work is housed.
Follow this initial entry with the name of the Website in italics, and the date of access.