Review our MLA Formatting page, paying particular attention to the Works Cited tab.
In your Essay 1, you will be using the Neil Gaiman article we read, and you will then have to cite that article in a Works Cited page (we have to cite any time we use an outside source). MLA requires that those be formatted using a specific formula. The formula for articles is below.
- For an article:
- Provide the author name (last name, first), article name in quotation marks, title of where it’s from in italics, publisher name, publication date. Here is an example:Bernstein, Mark. “10 Tips on Writing the Living Web.” A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 16 Aug. 2002.
Create your Works Cited page for Essay 1. It should only have one citation so far, the Neil Gaiman article.
- The Works Cited starts on a new page.
- The title, Works Cited, is centered, 1 inch from the top of the page. It is not bold or underlined.
- Entries are listed in alphabetical order by author last name or, if there is no author, first letter in the title. Since, you will likely only have one, you don’t have to worry about this part yet.
- All sources listed in the Works Cited have at least one corresponding in-text citation.
- Works Cited are double-spaced and each entry that requires a second line uses a hanging indent.
- If you only have one source, your page should be titled: Work Cited. If you have more than one source listed, your page should be titled: Works Cited.
- Also remember to use the hanging indent for each Works Cited entry where the second line of the source is always indented.
- If you want to see it, here is a Sample Works Cited.
- In addition to submitting here, you will attach this Works Cited page to the final draft of your essay due Monday of Week 4.