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- General information about MLA parenthetical citations
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- Creating an MLA works cited page
MLA Documentation Guide
Works Cited page entry: Electronic source
Entries for electronic sources include five types of information (as available): (1) author name, (2) title, (3) information about print publication, (4) information about electronic publication, and (5) access information.
Non-periodical web publication, with no author and no date of publication
"New Media @ the Center." The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. U of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center, 2009. Web. 11 Sept. 2009.
[syntax for a non-periodical web publication: author (if no author, start with the title); title of the section or page, in quotation marks; title of the Web site as a whole, italicized; version or edition used (if none is specified, omit); publisher or sponsor of the site (if there is no publisher or sponsor, put "N.p."; date of publication (if none is on the site, put "n.d."); use a comma between the publisher or sponsor and the date; the word "Web"; close with the date you accessed the site]
Non-periodical scholarly web publication, no date of publication
Stahmer, Carl, ed. "The Shelley Chronology." The Romantic Chronology. Romantic Circles, U of Maryland, n.d. Web. 11 Sept. 2009.
Non-periodical web publication, no author, no title, no date of publication
Home page. RSA: Rhetoric Society of America. Rhetoric Society of America, n.d. Web. 13 Sept. 2009. [syntax for this entry: no author, so omitted; no title, so a genre label used instead, not in italics, not in quotation marks; title of the overall Web site, in italics; publisher or sponsor of the site; no date of publication; medium of publication; date of access]
Web publication, including URL because it would be difficult to find without it; no author
"Tinta: UW-Madison Department of Spanish and Portuguese Newsletter." Department of Spanish and Portuguese, U of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2008. Web. 11 Sept. 2009.<http://spanport.lss.wisc.edu/files/imported/Tinta2008.pdf>.
McKenzie, Jon. "Digital Humanities White Paper." Message to Chancellor Carolyn Martin. 20 July 2009. E-mail. ["Digital Humanities White Paper" is the subject line of the E-mail.]