This page will have several sites for you to look at in regards to writing your research papers in MLA style.

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

All papers in this class must be written in that style, were you give credit within the paper. The format of the paper itself also matters.

Format I expect is :
  • 1 inch margins all around
  • Title is centered and underlined
  • Each new paragraph is indented by .5 inches, no extra line spaces between paragraphs
  • Do a page break from end of report to the beginning of Work Cited
  • Title of Work Cited is centered and all entries must be done in an hanging indent
  • The heading must be aligned on the LEFT with Your name, Class and Period, Teacher's name and date done in military style, single space
  • Top of all pages, but the first, must have in the HEADER your last name, followed by just the page number, and it must be aligned to the RIGHT.
  • for short quotes just put in quotation marks, long indent the whole by 1 inch
  • Double space the paper, font and size must be at the default; times news roman, 12
  • No endnotes or footnotes
  • Include Work Cited page when numbering

You also have your work cited page. There is a proper format here to so follow it.

Please ask if you have questions.

Here are some guides to help you along from Purdue Writing Lab. You can use others too.

Purdue On Line Writing Lab
Short and Long Quotes
In-Text Citations
Work Cited Example
Paper Example
Work Cited Electronic Resources

This is 47pgs long long so I just save it to a flash drive.