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MLA Citation Help

View examples, get interactive practice, and format your paper with MLA Style citation!


MLA has rules for formatting your Word document. Your paper should have:

  • Times New Roman font

  • 12 pt size

  • Double spacing

  • 1-inch margins

  • First line indent on each paragraph in the body of your paper

  • Hanging indent on each Works Cited citation

  • Your last name and page number at the top right of each page header

  • Heading information at the top left of the first page: 

    • Your Name

    • Your Professor's Name

    • Class and section number 

    • Date


For help setting up your paper in MLA, watch one of our YouTube videos. We have them for both Office 365 and the desktop version of Word:


Format a paper in MLA in Office 365:


Format a paper in MLA in Word:


No time for a video? Click through our Google Slides presentation with screenshots for help setting up an MLA paper using a desktop version of Word:


Need a visual? Take a look at our sample paper in MLA.

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