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MLA Style Guide

Author, Publisher and Title the Same   


When the corporate/organizational author, publisher, and title of the webpage/post/article are the same, omit the author and publisher elements and give the name of the website only. This avoids redundancy and creates a more concise reference. Omitting the author element means that both the works cited entry and in-text citations will begin with the title the source.

NOTE: In this example, no date is listed on the source, so the date element has been omitted from the reference.

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

If a source has no author, use the first element of the works cited in the in-text citation. This is usually the title. You may use a shortened version of the title in your parenthetical in-text citations.

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

“Monkey Beach Character List.” GradeSaver, Accessed 11 Apr. 2019.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the title only if no page or paragraph number is available.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence ("Monkey Beach Character List").


Include the title and page number, if available.


According to "Monkey Beach Character List", "consider this a direct quote" (3).


Include the title and paragraph number, if available.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence ("Monkey Beach Character List" par. 4).

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

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