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MLA 8 Help Page: Formatting Page

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Formatting your page

Guidelines

Mnemonic

  • 1 inch margins
  • Double spaced 
  • Size 12 Times New Roman font
  • Hanging margins (use ruler!)
  • Arranged alphabetically according to the first word in the citation (after A, An, or The)
  • No abbreviations
H.A.R.D.
  • Header
  • Alphabetized
  • Reverse indented
  • Double-spaced

 

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1 & 2. Page format - Format

 

  • Bibliography/Works Cited List is on its own page following the complete research task (essay, presentation, graphic, etc.).
  • Size 12 font
  • Times New Roman font
  • Double-spaced
  • No lines skipped between citations
  • Left margin aligned
  • Hanging indents
  • Alphabetized according to first word in citations (after "a", "an", and "the")

 

Page format - List: Alphabetize list according to the first word in your citations after “A” “An” or “The”; Align left; Do not number or categorize or bullet your sources.


 

 

Ziggy_Stardood

Ms. Rothschild

Period 2

Works Cited

 

Central Intelligence Agency. “Sierra Leone.” The World Factbook,  United States, 12 Jan. 2017, cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sl.html.

Diamond, Jared. “Norse Greenland’s End.” Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Viking, 2005, pp. 211-247.

---. “Norse Greenland’s Flowering.” Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Viking, 2005, pp. 248-276.

“Facebook Inc. Form 10-K.” Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval, compiled by David Wehner, United States Security and Exchange Commission, 28 Jan. 2016,  sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1326801/ 000132680116000043/fb-12312015x10k.htm#sF56954A5C1B90DC 1CA64F3139F51DF5C.

“The Faces of Malnutrition.” Nutrition, United Nations Children’s Fund, 20 July 2016, unicef.org/nutrition/index_faces-of-malnutrition.html.

“In Nepal, Malnutrition is a Silent Emergency.” United Nations Children’s Fund,  10 July 2015. YouTube, youtube.com/watch?v=z7Wyl3pMehs.

“India’s Chronic Battle with Malnutrition.” Blog. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2012,

india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/indias-chronic-battle-with-malnutrition/.

“McCain Slams Putin in Fiery Senate Speech.” Cable News Network, Turner Broadcasting System, 7 Feb. 2017. YouTube, youtu.be/bJhRFTnwSvc.

“Uganda Fights Back Against Child Malnutrition.” United Nations Children's Fund, 23 Sept. 2014. Youtube, youtube.com/watch?v=da8XAEVU0ec.


 

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“Uganda Fights Back Against Child Malnutrition.” United Nations Children's Fund, 23 Sept. 2014. Youtube, youtube.com/watch?v=da8XAEVU0ec.

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