Create your Works Cited FIRST! It is much easier to format your in-text citations if you have done the Works Cited page.
Consult this resources when creating your in-text citations and Works Cited page.
Citation Maker: Offers an example that is formatted properly. Fill in the blanks appropriately.
Citing Primary Sources: Citing a primary source is NOT DIFFICULT. Where did you find it? On the web? In a book? That is what you cite. If the source is on the web, cite it as a "Short Work from a Website". If it is in a book, cite the book. Just because it is a primary source, doesn't mean you cite it in a special way.
When a Citation is Provided: The general rule of thumb is NOT to copy and paste a citation provided by a website or database. Instead, compare the citation provided to the correct MLA format provided by the Purdue OWL website and edit as needed. Ultimately it is ALWAYS your responsibility to make sure that your citation is in proper MLA format.
How to cite a short work from a website, A Writer's Reference, 8th ed. pg. 447
Author: last name, first. "Title of the Short Work/Page." Title of Website. Sponsor, update date. Medium. date of access. <web address required>.
Gallagher, Sean. "The Last Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau." Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Pulitzer Center, 25 Oct. 2012. Web 30 Oct. 2013. <http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/china-glaciers-global-warming-climate-change-ecosystem-tibetan-plateau-grasslands-nomads>.
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