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MLA Style Guide

Page, Article or Posting on a Website


Be sure to include the title of the article or post (source), and the name of the website (container) it was posted on.

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

Carillo, Ellen. “Digital Literacy in ‘Post-Truth America’: An Interview.” MLA Style Center, Modern Language Association, 31 July 2018, Access 5 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 (Carillo).


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


According to Carillo, "consider this a direct quote" (3).


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


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Carillo par. 4).

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