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MLA Style Guide - 7th Edition

In-Text Citations

If you're citing a website with no known author, what does the in-text citation look like?

Use a shortened version of the website title and use that in place of the author name.

If you wanted to cite the source at right, for instance, it would look like this:

(Guglielmo Marconi 45)

How to Cite an Entire Website

References to entire websites usually include the following elements:

 

Person who created the site (if known) last name, first name. Name of the Site. Name of the institution associated with the site; if not given, use n.p. Date of publication; if not given, use n.d. Medium of Publication (Web). Day Month Year of Access.

 

When there is no known author or editor:

Unknown author website citation elements

 

When the author or editor is known:

Known author website citation elements

Note: Citations are single-spaced here, but be sure to double-space your Works Cited page.

How to Cite One Page/Work within a Website

References to an individual page within a larger website usually include the following elements:

Person who created the site (if known) last name, first name. "Title of the Page or Section." Title of Website. Name of the institution associated with the site; if not given, use n.p. Date of publication; if not given, use n.d. Medium of Publication (Web). Day Month Year of Access.

 

When there is no known author or editor:

Unknown author webpage citation elements

 

When the author or editor is known:

Known author webpage citation elements

Note: Citations are single-spaced here, but be sure to double-space your Works Cited page.