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MLA Citation Help

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

FORMAT YOUR PAPER IN MLA

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:

SAMPLE MLA PAPER

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

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