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Citation information for students

Your teacher or instructor will give you guidelines as to how to cite your sources, but the most commonly used guidelines are those established by the Modern Language Association (MLA). This style is reviewed below.

Citation information for each web page can be found at the bottom of the page, just above the footer.


For a reference to an article or essay on the website, using the MLA style, the OWL site from Purdue University offers the following advice; include:

  • Author and/or editor names (if available)
  • Article name in quotation marks (if applicable)
  • Title of the Website, project, or book in italics.
  • Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.
  • Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date.
  • Take note of any page numbers (if available).
  • Medium of publication.
  • Date you accessed the material.
  • URL (if required, or for your own personal reference; MLA does not require a URL).

For a reference to a work of art or historical document listed on this website, include:

  • the artist or author's name
  • the title of the work of art in italics
  • the date of creation
  • the owner of the work and the credit line as provided on the website
  • follow this information with the citation information included at the bottom of the page of the website, which indicates to the reader where you found the work of art



EasyBib provides forms for citing sources which can be found here.

The OWL site from Purdue University provides very comprehensive information about citing sources.





Citation: "Citation information for students." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum. (accessed June 23, 2024).
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