How to Cite a Website with No Author

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The exact formatting of website citations for sites without an author depends on which citation style you are using, but the general rules are the same. For example, it is usually preferable to list the title of the webpage article first if no author is available.

Here is how you would cite a webpage without an author in 3 of the most popular citation styles: APA, MLA 8, and Chicago.

APA

Structure:

Title of webpage/article. (Year, Month Date of publication). Retrieved from URL

Example:

India: Country specific information. (2013, October 3). Retrieved from https://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1139.html

MLA 8

Structure:

“Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the website, Name of the publisher, Date of publication, URL.

Example:

“Giant Panda.” Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institute, 2004, nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/giantpandas/pandafacts

Chicago

Structure:

“Article Title.” Website Title. Publication/Updated Month Date, Year OR Accessed Month Date. URL.

Example:

“Heck Yes! The First Free Wireless Plan is Finally Here.” Gizmodo. Updated October 1, 2013. https://gizmodo.com/heck-yes-the-first-free-wireless-plan-is-finally-here-1429566597

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