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How should I do MLA in-text citations if some of my sources have page numbers and others don't?

I am citing some articles from academic journals that I retrieved through Ebsco. Some provide the full-text in PDF format, which allows me to determine which page number I'm getting information from. Others provide HTML full-text, which has no page numbers.
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The rules for MLA in-text citations acknowledge that in some situations with web publications there are no page numbers available.  In these situations, the in-text citation can only include the author's last name.  However, whenever a document has page numbers you should document it in the in-text citations.

Therefore, it's okay for a paper to only include the author's name in some in-text citations (the HTML document) and include the name and page number in others (the PDF document).  Just be consistent -- omit the page number only when it is impossible to determine the page that the information you are citing comes from.

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