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MLA Style Guide 9th Edition


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. If the article or post includes a publication date, then do not include the date you accessed the article in your citation.

See Tips for Online Sources for information about including URL's.

Article or posting on a website


Last, First. "Title of Article of Posting." Title of Website, Publisher, Date, location. Access Date.



Carillo, Ellen. "Digital Literacy in 'Post-Truth America': An Interview.MLA Style Center, Modern Language Association, 31 July 2018,

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, 

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. The first time the author is mentioned in text use their full name (excluding middle initials), and use their last name only after that.


According to Ellen Carillo, "consider this a direct quote" (3). Carillo goes on to argue that this is a paraphrased sentence (4)


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.