While mla formatting is not as strict as some other citation styles, mla does require that you use a legible font and keep the font a certain size before you begin to for instance, for the quote for johnson in the author is known section above, the entry on your works cited page would look like this: johnson, first name. Mla does not have a prescribed system of headings for books (for more information on headings, please see page 146 in the mla style manual and guide to scholarly publishing, 3rd edition) if you are only using one level of headings, meaning that all of the sections are distinct and parallel and have no. 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 (8th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and. Long quotes can start to look like filler only use a block quote if you have a very good reason to include the whole passage (you can usually make your point with a shorter quote) if you do have a good reason to quote a passage that is several lines long: select the text and click the “increase indent” icon (see image, right. If you were told to create your citations in mla format, your paper should be formatted using the mla guidelines as well make sure that italics look different from the regular typeface use 12 point size double space the entire research paper, even the works cited page do not place p before the page number.
Sample footnotes in mla style if you choose to indent your paragraphs as recommended in the mla handbook (132), begin a new paragraph by typing the first word 1/2″ (125 cm or 5 spaces) from the left margin the entire essay is typed do not indent the second and subsequent lines of footnotes single- space. Always choose an easily readable typeface (eg, times new roman) in which the regular type style contrasts clearly with the italic, and set it to a standard size ( eg, 12 points) do not justify the lines of text at the right margin turn off any automatic hyphenation feature in your writing program double-space the entire. Below are standard formats and examples for basic bibliographic information recommended by the modern language association (mla) for more information on the mla format, see http://wwwmlaorg/style_faq basics your list of works cited should begin at the end of the paper on a new page with the centered title,. 6 days ago use mla citation format below are some examples for formatting the works cited page look in the drop-down menu for examples of in-text citations note: your works cited entries should have hanging indents like the example above ( under putting it all together) i did not do that below because of.
The following two sample research papers are typical of the papers that might be submitted in different kinds of courses reading these papers will help you learn about organizing an argument and working with sources the papers also demonstrate the use of mla style to document sources and the formatting of the. Struggling with formatting your mla paper look no further than our easy-to- understand, visual guide to formatting your mla paper you'll also see notes like how long a paragraph should be, how to use commas properly, and how to correctly punctuate a title pay special attention to the works cited page.
The unb writing centre contact us 16/17 c c jones student services centre 26 bailey drive, box 4400 fredericton, nb canada, e3b 5a3 phone:(506) 453- 4527 (506) 452-6346 email: [email protected] what an mla essay should look like the first page of an mla-style paper begins with a four-line list of information. Formatting an essay in mla style heading on the first page, in the upper left- hand corner, place your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date on separate double-spaced lines write the date in the day month year format, as in 14 may 2010 title of your essay center the title do not underline or bold the. As an english/art history double major, josie will often use the modern language association (mla) style to cite sources in her papers this style is used for literature, arts, and humanities mla style uses a works cited list at the end to provide the full details of the sources consulted look at the following mla citations from.