Websites with no AuthorSometimes you can't find the author of the information on a website. For your citation, skip over the author's name and start your citation with the title of the section of the website you are using. Here's a citation for a website with no author:
In this case, the section you are citing is a section discussing vaccines on the CDC's website. The CDC is sponsored by/is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I found the date at the bottom of the page.
When the Website Title and the Sponsor are the SameMany times the title of the website is the same as the sponsor of the website. For example, the citation below is for an article from Amnesty International's website. The title of the website is Amnesty International and they are also the sponsor of the site. You do need to list the same name twice in your citation, which seems repetitive, but is correct. Here's the citation illustrating this:
Remember: Figuring out the title, update date, and sponsor of a website can be difficult and the information can be interpreted in different ways. Do your best in identifying the correct information and you can always ask for help at the LMC Reference Desk!
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