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1 Writing a research paper Using MLA formatLeigh Ann Pieroni, LMSGermantown High School
2 What is MLA?MLA (Modern Language Association) style formatting is often used in various Humanities disciplines.
3 (a list of all sources used in the paper) What does MLA regulateDocument FormatIn-text citationsWorks Cited(a list of all sources used in the paper)
4 Some General guidelines: Type on white 8.5” x 11” paperDouble-space everythingUse 12 pt. Times New Roman font (or similar font)Leave only one space after punctuationSet all margins to 1 inch on all sidesIndent the first line of paragraphs one half-inchPage numbers in the upper right corner (Last name & page #)Use italics for titles
5 Getting started…If you do not already have a general background on your topic, get the most recent good general source on the topic and read it for general orientation.RESEARCH!!!! Where? Books: GHS Library Card Catalog, Databases, & WebsitesTake notes as you read the source to help prevent plagiarism.Make an outline to help guide the direction of your paper.Write your first draft.Edit and make final draft.
7 Works CitedYou must cite all the sources you used in your research. This is called the Works Cited page.
8 How do I cite my sources? Citation Maker Easy Bib Use a citation builder like:Citation MakerEasy BibCopy and paste into a separate page.Make sure each one is in alphabetical order.Use MLA formatting.YOU CANNOT JUST GIVE WEB ADDRESSES!!!!!