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MLA Style Guide 9th Edition


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.

Author, Publisher and Title the Same


"Title of Page, Article or Post." Title of Website in Italics, Date, location. Access Date.



"Monkey Beach Character List." GradeSaver, Accessed 11 Apr. 2019.


NOTE: In this example, no date is listed on the source, so the date element has been omitted and the Access Date is used.

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 shorten the title to the shortest noun phrase 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").


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" par. 4).

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