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MLA - Referencing Guide

Internet Documents

Information

Cite documents published on the internet according to the specific guidelines for the type of document. More specific information is available for E-books and E-journals.

Government reports and company annual reports are examples of documents that may be published on the internet.

Please note: If no author or editor is given and the document is not a part, article or chapter, then citation is by title, and format will precede the year of publication.

Format

Standard format for citation

Author's name. "Title of the Document or Part."  Title of Internet site or Document. Editor of site or document, Source/production information, Date of internet publication. Internet address.

Examples

Electronic document

Australia, Department of Arts and Culture. Australian Best Practice Guide to Collecting Cultural Material, The Dept., 2015, www.arts.gov.au/publications/australian-best-practice-guide-collecting-cultural-material.

Miranti, Riyana, et al. Calling Australia Home: The Characteristics and Contributions of Australia's Migrants. NATSEM, 2010, www.natsem.canberra.edu.au/storage/AMP_NATSEM_27.pdf.

Government publication: Australian Bureau of Statistics document

Australian Bureau of Statistics. "Literature and Print Media." Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview (cat. no. 4172.0). ABS, 2014, www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4172.0main+features142014.

Government publication: Government department

Western Australia, Office of Multicultural Interests. Language Services Policy 2014 and Guidelines. OMI, 2014, www.omi.wa.gov.au/resources/publications/Languages/Language_Services_Policy_2014.pdf.

Legislation: Commonwealth

Screen Australia Act 2008 (Cth). www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2008A00012.

Legislation: State

Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951 (WA). www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/filestore.nsf/FileURL/mrdoc_25612.pdf/$FILE/Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951 - [04-f0-04].pdf?OpenElement.

General Internet site

Jane Austen Society of North America. Austen on Film, 24 Aug. 2015, www.jasna.org/info/about_austen.html.

University of Virginia, Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities. The World of Dante, 1996-2017, www.worldofdante.org/index.html

Personal internet site

Rushdie, Salman. Salman Rushdie Official Author Site, 2017, www.salmanrushdie.com/

Online book

Nesbit, E. Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism. London, 1908. Victorian Women Writers Project, edited by Perry Willett, Indiana U., May 2000, webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/vwwp/view?docId=VAB7021.

Online poem

Nesbit, E. "Marching Song." Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism. London, 1908. Victorian Women Writers Project, edited by Perry Willett, Indiana U., May 2000, webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/vwwp/view?docId=VAB7021&chunk.id=d1e720&brand=vwwp&doc.view=0&anchor.id=#VAB7021-004.

Blog entry

Morris, Sylvia. "Anticipating Macbeth on Film." The Shakespeare Blog, 9 Jun. 2015, theshakespeareblog.com/2015/06/anticipating-macbeth-on-film/.