Use the following template or our MLA Citation Generator to cite a website. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename (if available). Website Title. Publisher, Date published or updated, URL.


The Museum of the World. The British Museum, Feb. 2020,

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname or Website Title)


The virtual museum experience allows visitors to explore cultural objects from different continents (The Museum of the World).

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How do I format an in-text citation for a website in MLA style?

Usually, websites do not have page numbers. For that reason, there is no need to include a page number. However, the author’s last name alone needs to be mentioned within parentheses while providing an in-text citation. However, if you have already mentioned it as part of the sentence in a narrative format, then that is not required.

Format: Parenthetical Citation

(Last Name)

Format: Parenthetical Citation


Format: Narrative Citation

(Last Name) opines that … [as part of a sentence]

Example: Narrative Citation

Weissens opines that . . .

How do I format a works cited entry for a website in MLA style?

To cite an entire website as a works-cited entry, enter the editor(s) Last Name, First Name (If available), Website Title (in italics), publisher (If available), publication date, and URL (without “https://”).


John Buchan Society, John Buchan Society, 2013.

To cite a webpage as a works-cited entry, enter the author’s Last Name, First Name (If available), Title of the page (in quotation marks), Website (in italics), publication date, and URL (without “https://”).


“Whales Likely Impacted by Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” The Ocean Cleanup, 10 Apr. 2019,