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College-wide MLA Citation Guide: 8th edition

Components of a MLA-Style Research Paper

Your MLA-style research paper should have the following (confirmed by your professor).

     1. MLA-style title on the first page

     2. Properly formatted header

     3. Correct margins, in-text citations, spacing,  etc.

     4. Works Cited page


Note: This guide represents MLA Style as published in the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition (2016).

Example of an MLA-Style Paper

Please use the papers only for examples of  MLA-style formatting. Check with your professor for assignment requirements and any additional specifics. Remember, your professor has the final say on how the formatting should be done, regardless of the style.

Sample MLA Papers:

MLA Sample Paper #1

MLA Sample Paper #2 - English literature



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MLA Formatting and Style Guide (8th Ed.) - Purdue OWL