Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 379

When a source has no page numbers, in-text citations for it can just include the author's name.  The author-only in-text citation can be placed in parentheses or be part of the sentence in which the source is quoted or paraphrased.  Here are some examples:

Example 1: Kurosawa's Rashomon was one of the first Japanese films to attract a Western audience.

Example 2: The utilitarianism of the Victorians "attempted to reduce decision-making about human actions to a 'felicific calculus'" (Everett).

You can read more about these rules in COM Library's Cite MLA Style guide.  Select the In-Text Citations page and scroll down to the box titled "Page Number Unknown, With or Without Known Author".




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