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MLA Style Tutorials & Help

MLA Research Papers
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General Guidelines for MLA

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Sample MLA Paper

Double Space

Legible font, 12pt.(Times New Roman or other)

Page header (see links for specific directions and limitations)

  • Your Last Name
  • 1 space
  • Page number
  • Aligned on right  (see tutorial above)

First page usually starts with identifying information below instead of a title page

  • Name
  • Teacher/Professor's Name
  • Course Name
  • Date (DD Month yyyy)

Major Sections

  1. Header with identifying information on four lines
  2. Title (centered)
  3. Main Body
  4. Works Cited

Click on the link below to see a YouTube video demonstration
by Alexander Clarkson

Basic Paper Format
(4:59)

Basic Citation Format
(5:27)

Works Cited Page Formatting
(includes some basic format review)
(5:31)

Web Citations
(8:02)

Citing Research
(5:54)

In-Text Citations
(9:04)

Punctuating In-Text Citations
(6:39)

MLA page numbers in a header using Microsoft Word
Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial
You-Tube Tutorial