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Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Style
MLA Style (I) Modern Language Association of America (MLA) v.s. American Psychological Association (APA) Double-space text on all pages of the paper using one-inch top, bottom, left, and right margins. Indent the first word of each paragraph one-half inch from the left margin. At the right margin of each page, place a page number one-half inch from the top margin.
MLA Style (II) On each page, precede the page number by your last name. Does not require a title page. Instead, place your name and course information in a block at the left margin beginning one inch from the top of the page. Center the title one double-space below your name and course information.
MLA Style (III) In the text of the paper, place author references in parentheses with the page number(s) of the referenced information. Notes are used only for optional explanatory notes. Use a superscript to signal that an explanatory note exists, and also to sequence the notes. Position explanatory notes either at the bottom of the page as footnotes or at the end of the paper as endnotes.
MLA Style (IV) Indent the first line of each explanatory note one- half inch from the left margin. Place one space following the subscripted number before beginning the note text. Double-space the note text. At the end of the note text, you may list bibliographic information for further reference.
MLA Style (V) Use the term works cited to refer to the bibliographic list of sources at the end of the paper. The works cited page alphabetically lists sources that are referenced directly in the paper. Place the list of sources on a separate numbered page. Center the title, Work Cited, one inch from the top margin.
MLA Style (VI) Double-space all lines. Begin the first line of each source at the left margin, indenting subsequent lines of the same source one- half inch from the left margin. List each source by the author’s last name, or if the author’s name is not available, by the title of the source. Underline or italicize the title of each source.