Double-spaced paragraphs A header with author's last name and page number one-half inch from the top of each page.
Top level headings should be centered on the page, using upper and lower case. Second level headings should be flush left, italicized, using upper and lower case.
A table is labeled Table and given a number e. The table label and caption or title appear above the table, capitalized like a title, flush left. Sources and notes appear below the table, flush left. Photos, graphs, charts or diagrams should be labeled Figure usually abbreviate Fig.
The label, title, and source if any appear underneath the figure, flush left, in a continuous block of text rather than one element per line.
Unless your teacher tells you otherwise, tables and illustrations appear at the end of the paper. Each table begins on a separate page with the label Table 1 etc. Double-space and type the table title flush left italicized using uppercase and lowercase letters.
Figures Captions appear on the last numbered page of the paper. In this case the label Figure 1 etc. The caption uses regular sentence capitalization. The figures themselves follow, one per page. Order of Major Sections Each of these sections if present begins on a new page:For the most complete information, check your campus library or writing center for the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed.
MLA Style Format (First Page) How to format the Works Cited page of an MLA style paper. How to format a research paper using either MLA or APA guidelines.
Please enter a search term in the text box. This table describes how to format your research paper using either the MLA or APA guidelines. Be sure to follow any additional instructions that your teacher provides.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) - MLA Style. The MLA style is laid out in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
Knowing these guidelines is an essential part of research writing. 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 (8 th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
This resource contains a sample MLA paper that adheres to the updates. To download the MLA sample paper, select the MLA Sample Paper PDF file in the Media box above. MLA is the formatting style of the Modern Language Association.
It is used in areas such as English studies, comparative literature and foreign language. Writing a research paper using MLA style is a bit different from other formats.