Help with citing a website in MLA format.http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/proft80.shtml http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/proft38.shtml http://www.bls.gov/oco/ Need some help with these sites...

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The sources you have listed are categorized according to MLA as "a page on a website" or "an entire website."  In order to cite these sources, you will need to identify as much of the following information as possible.  This means if something is not provided on the source itself, you can leave it out.  (I will caution you, however, that if you cannot find the majority of the following details, you should re-consider the strength of the source.  The Internet is an outstanding resource in terms of its ability to produce information on almost any subject, but be very careful to look for sources of information with credibility.  Otherwise who is to say whether the information is even true?)

I'll walk you through using the first site listed as an example, and hopefully you can complete the rest on your own.

Information you will need (in bold) to find:

  1. Author and/or editor name: (not available here)
  2. Article name in quotation marks: "Degree Programs for Physical Therapists: Online and Campus Schools"
  3. Title of the Website in italics: Collegegrad.com
  4. Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers: (not available here)
  5. Publisher name and date. CollegeGrad.com, Inc. & 2011 (copyright usually found on the cite's homepage)
  6. Date you accessed the material. 30 Apr. 2011
  7. Medium of publication. Web.
  8. URL (not generally required anymore): http://www.collegegrad.com/careers/proft80.shtml

Order of entry:

Editor or author. "Title of article or page on website." Name of Website. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (publisher), date of resource creation. Medium of publication. Date of access. URL (if required by your teacher).

Example:

"Degree Programs for Physical Therapists: Online and Campus Schools." CollegeGrad.com. CollegeGrad.com, Inc., 2011. Web. 30 Apr. 2011.

Of course, remember to use a "hanging indent" which means leave the top line flush with the margin and indent all lines underneathe.  If you are required to include the entire URL at the end, make sure to format it to go all the way to the end of the page and manually enter logical breaks for neatness.

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