Say I was trying to cite this question and properly format my works cited section using MLA. Where would I look to find information on how to format it?
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I paraphrased this from Robert Harris' MLA In-Text Citation Style, November 2010. It is based on the Seventh Edition of MLA for Research Writers, 2009, which remains the most current version. Harris distinguishes between a web page and a database. Here is the standard for a web page, or web address, as the question requested.
Include as much of the information that you can find for the website. If you don't have the date, use
If you don't have the author's name, nor the date of the article:
If the web site name is the same as the organization name, or no organization name is specified:
If the URL might be difficult to locate, include it in brackets at the end of the citation:
Use exactly the same period and comma placements above for your citation.