How to Cite an Online Article with No Author

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Instructor: Rachel Noorda
What do you do when you cannot find an author for the online article you're trying to cite? Look no further! In this lesson, you'll learn how to cite an online article with no author.

The Importance of Style

Building a bibliography for a research paper or essay? An important part of any research paper or essay is the bibliography because it tells the reader which sources you are getting information from and building your argument on. Also, readers of your bibliography should be able to use it to find the resources you used and read them for themselves.

Although there are some general rules for citing sources in your bibliography, most rules are specific to the style guide you use. A style guide is a manual of rules of how to cite, write, and format your essay or research paper. Different disciplines use different style guides, but three of the most common are the Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago Manual), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Modern Language Association (MLA). We'll go over the online citations for these three styles in this lesson.

Citing an Online Article with No Author

There are three key elements in any style to citing an online article with no author: the article part, the online part, and the 'no author' part.

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