Using our Work as a Resource (Citations)

Here at Can of Mystery we encourage you to use our resources and articles. If you are using this resource for an article or assignment of your own, or re-posting information from our blog for any reason, please credit the post's author, or if it is quoted/referenced material in our post please find and credit the original source...especially in the case of photographs.

Sources used on our pages have been cited using MLA style and in-text citations. Articles posted in 2016 use MLA 8th edition, and articles from 2015 or earlier use MLA 7th edition. Our site is non-profit, for educational purposes, and our use of sources complies with all five Academic FAIR USE  qualifications.

For information on how to properly cite research, images, blogs, or webpages in MLA, APA or Chicago Style please see our class's favorite resource: Purdue University's Online Writing Lab 

To cite an article from our website in MLA 8th edition, you need the following information.
Author's name.
Article Title.
Website Title.
Date posted (if available)
URL
Date Accessed (if there is no date posted listed)

Author's names should be listed last name first, first name last, and followed by a period. If there is no author do not write "anonymous" or "unknown," simply move to the next step.
(Ex. Warren, Amanda.)

Webpage titles (articles or entries) should be placed within quotation marks and followed by a period.
(Ex. "Haunted Athens.")

Website title should be italicized and followed by a period.
(Ex. Can of Mystery.)

The date the webpage was posted should be formatted as day month name (may be abbreviated), year.  Sometimes there is a date for the website as a whole which lacks day and month information; in those situations simply list the year. If the website has not provided any information about posting/update dates then go to the next item.
(Ex. 15 Oct. 2012.)

The URL of the article listed. Remember to remove the hyperlink.
(Ex. http://canofmystery.blogspot.com/2012/10/haunted-athens_15.html)

If there is no date of posting listed, then provide your access date following the words "Accessed on..."
(Ex. Accessed on 27 Nov. 2016.)


Place the elements in order.
Warren, Amanda. "Haunted Athens." Can of Mystery, 15 Oct. 2012. http://canofmystery.blogspot.com/2012/10/haunted-athens_15.html.

To cite an article from our website in MLA 7th edition, you need the following information.
Author's name.
Article Title.
Website Title.
Website Publisher.
Date posted.
Format.
Date Accessed.

Author's names should be listed last name first, first name last, and followed by a period. If there is no author do not write "anonymous" or "unknown," simply move to the next step.
(Ex. Warren, Amanda.)

Webpage titles (articles or entries) should be placed within quotation marks and followed by a period.
(Ex. "Haunted Athens."

Website title should be italicized and followed by a period.
(Ex. Can of Mystery.)

The website publisher name is usually located at the bottom of the webpage, and can sometimes be the same as the website title. Other times it can be the larger website that HOUSES a particular website. If there is no publishing information you may use the initials N.p. to indicate that there was no information available. The publisher should be listed and followed by a comma.
(Ex. Blogger,)

The date the webpage was posted should be formatted as day month name (may be abbreviated), year.  Sometimes there is a date for the website as a whole which lacks day and month information; in those situations simply list the year. If the website has not provided any information about posting/update dates you may use the initials n.d. to indicate that there was no information available.
(Ex. 15 Oct. 2012.)

The format of this material is listed as Web.
(Ex. Web.)

The date you last accessed the site should be formatted as day month name (may be abbreviated), year.
(Ex. 31 Oct. 2012.)

Place the elements in order.
Warren, Amanda. "Haunted Athens." Can of Mystery. Blogger, 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 31 Oct. 2012.



Place all citations in alphabetical order on your works cited page, and use a hanging indent to identify the citation.


For further information on how to cite sources within a text, please see  Purdue University's Online Writing Lab . Thank you for your interest in our site and our research.