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1 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips MLA Format What is MLA (Modern Language Association) Format? It is the format style for your essay paper. MLA format also includes punctuation & quotation guidelines, and your works cited page. Revisions to MLA effective April 2009

2 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips The Format  Follow your the instructor’s instructions.  1 inch margins on all sides of paper  Double space  The header should be at the top right hand corner of each page, ½ inch below the top edge and should include: Your last name, and page number

3 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips The First Page  No title page is needed unless your instructor requests one  The upper left hand corner should include: Your name, your instructor’s name, the course, the date  The title should be centered on the next line

4 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips – Use Word 2007 template

5 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips Your first page should look like this: (from

6 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips Works cited page should look like this: (from

7 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips Sample citations: Book Fleming, Thomas. Liberty!: The American Revolution. New York: Viking, Print. Online Database Journal Article Holton, Woody. "The Ohio Indians and the Coming of the American Revolution in Virginia." The Journal of Southern History 60.3 (1994): JSTOR. Web. 31 July Interview conducted personally or via Obama, Barack, Personal interview. 27 Oct

8 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips Sample citations: Web – URLs are now optional, but recommended – check with your instructor Author (if given). Page Title. Publisher or Sponsor. (if none use n.p.) Publication Date. (if no date use n.d.) Web. Date of Access. “Thomas Jefferson, ” The White House. n.d. Web. 2 July Author (if given). Page Title. Publisher or Sponsor. (if none use n.p.) Publication Date. (if no date use n.d.) Web. Date of Access. “Timeline of Jefferson’s Life.” The Jefferson Monticello. n.d. Web. 2 July 2009 .

9 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips Books at FKCC Library (available at Circulation Desk) Aaron, Jane E. The Little, Brown Essential Handbook. New York: Longman, Print. Gibaldi, Joseph, ed. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: MLA, Print. Hacker, Diana. A Writer’s Reference. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, Print.

10 FKCC Library MLA Format Tips Helpful resources: MLA formatting and writing style guide from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue MLA style from Diana Hacker FKCC Library Research Help Blog Be sure to acknowledge your sources and avoid plagiarism!


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