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MLA Style Guide

Tips for Referencing Online Sources


It is important to include the location element when referencing electronic resources. The following identifiers (in order of preference) may be listed as the location for an electronic resource: 

  1. DOI
  2. Permalink
  3. URL

Do not include the http:// or any other text before www in your references.  

Links included in the Works Cited may be active if you are submitting your paper electronically.


*See page 48 of the MLA Handbok, eighth edition for more information.