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MLA Style Guide

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Refer to the core elements of MLA style to create references for websites. Remember, all elements may not apply to every source. If an element does not apply to your source, omit it from the reference.

When including the URL for an online source, do not include the "http://" or any other text before the "www"



There are different ways to format in-text citations based on your sentence structure and writing style.

If there are no assigned pages or paragraph numbers, omit this element from the in-text citation. Do not count pages or paragraphs.

Reference Information

Caulfield, Mike. Four Moves: Adventures in Fact Checking for Students. Wordpress, 2018, Accessed 3 Dec. 2018.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the author's name only if no page or paragraph number is available.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Caulfield).


Include the author's name and page number, if available.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Caulfield 9).                        


Include the author's name and paragraph number, if available.


According to Caulfield, "consider this a direct quote" (par. 14).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.