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When writing a works cited page for my response essay on "The Veldt," would I include the older title, "The World the Children Made," and do I type it under chapter/anthology or journal article on Easybib?

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Unless you read a version of the story that was published with Ray Bradbury's original title, "The World the Children Made," you should type it into your works cited page as "The Veldt."

If you read "The Veldt" in a short story anthology, as your question seems to indicate, the MLA format of the entry on your Works Cited page should look like this:

Bradbury, Ray. "The Veldt." Book/Anthology Title. edited by First and Last name. Publisher, edition (if there is an edition number) year, pp. range.

Here is a completely filled out example for "The Things They Carried," a short story by Tim O'Brien, read in this case in an anthology with an editor.

O'Brien, Tim. "The Things They Carried." Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, edited by Robert DiYanni, 6th ed., McGraw Hill, 2007, pp. 684-97.

While Easybib is a convenient tool, it is also a really good idea to have command of writing a works cited page by hand.

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It sounds like you probably don't need to include "The World the Children Made" in your bibliography, since that's simply an older title for "The Veldt." (Bradbury's short story was originally published with the title "The World the Children Made" in a September 1950 issue of the Saturday Evening Post, then republished a year later in his anthology The Illustrated Man under the title "The Veldt.") That said, if the version of the story you read had the title "The World the Children Made," you're welcome to cite the work under that title. Whether you cite it as a journal article or as an anthology depends on where you found the short story. If you found it in an ancient copy of the Saturday Evening Post (very cool), you can enter it under "magazine" (probably not "journal article"). If you found it online, opt for website. And if you found it in an anthology, go with "chapter/anthology." It all depends on you!

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