Q. How do I cite an online article that doesn't have page numbers?
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2022     Views: 58369

According to the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

When an electronic source lacks page numbers, you should try to include information that will help readers find the passage being cited. Use the heading or section name, an abbreviated heading or section name, a paragraph number (para. 1), or a combination of these.

According to Smith (1997), ... (Mind Over Matter section, para. 6).

When including such an article in your list of references, you cite without the page information. You will want to include the URL from which you got the article, however. Here's an example:

Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. http://www.cac.psu.edu/jbe/twocont.html

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