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MLA Style Guide

Comment on an Article/Post on a Website

 

Include the phrase "comment on" before the title of the article or post (source), and the name of the website (container) it was posted on.

Refer to the core elements of MLA style to create references for websites. Remember, all elements may not apply to every source. If an element does not apply to your source, omit it from the reference.

When including the URL for an online source, do not include the "http//" or any other text before the "www"

 

A comment on an article or post is unlikely to include page or paragraph numbers. Include the author's name in parenthesis to cite in-text.

Reference Information

Dessaso, Deborah. Comment on “Digital Literacy in ‘Post-Truth America’: An Interview.” MLA Style Center, 7 Aug 2018, style.mla.org/digital-literacy/#comment-2054. Accessed 5 Dec. 2018.

In-text Citation Guidelines

Examples                                                                                                           

 

Include the author's name only if no page or paragraph number is available.

 

Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Dessaso).              

OR

Supporters of this idea state, "consider this a direct quote" (Desasso).    

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.

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