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MLA 8 Citation Guide

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Document from a web site with no author

If no author name is given, but the page is from a domain that includes .org, you may be able to list the name of the organization as the author, like this:
 
Reference list: 

 Name of Organization Title of Web Document. Title of Website, Date if given,  URL of specific document. Access date if advisable.

Example:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Animals Used for Food. PETA, 2008www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/

In-Text Citation:

(Name of organization, Page or paragraph number if available)

Example:

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

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If, however, there is no specific organization responsible for the web site's content, follow this format:

Reference list:

Title or Appropriate Title of Specific Document.  Title of Website, Date if given,  URL of the Site. Accessed date as appropriate.

Example:

Osteoarthritis Overview. eMedicineHealth.com, 2017, www.emedicinehealth.com/osteoarthritis/article_em.htm#osteoarthritis_overview. Accessed 2 March 2018.

In-Text Citation:

("Title of Specific Document" page or paragraph number if available)

Example:

("Osteoarthritis overview")

 
Helpful Tips:
  • When citing sources that you find on the Internet you only need to include a accessdate if the information you use is likely to change over time
  • Sometimes websites are missing pieces of information that you would typically use when citing them, like an author or a date.  In that case, just adjust citation

Citing Web Resources