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MLA Style Guide 9th Edition


Whole Website


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.

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.



Whole Website with author


Last, First. Title of Website, Publisher, Date, location. Access Date.



Caulfield, Mike. Four Moves: Adventures in Fact Checking for Students. Wordpress, 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

Caulfield, Mike. Four Moves: Adventures in Fact Checking for Students. Wordpress, 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. 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 Mike Caulfield, "consider this a direct quote" (par. 14). Caulfield goes on to argue that this is a paraphrased sentence (par. 15).

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