Double-space the entire research paper, including quotations, notes, and the list of works cited.
Indent the first line of a paragraph half an inch from the left margin.
Number all pages consecutively throughout the research paper in the upper right-hand corner, half an inch from the top and flush with the right margin.
Type your last name, followed by a space, before the page number (fig. Do not use the abbreviation before the page number or add a period, a hyphen, or any other mark or symbol.
Center the title, .) Double-space between the title and the first entry.
Begin each entry flush with the left margin; if an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines half an inch from the left margin. Type both label and title flush left on separate lines above the table, and capitalize them as titles (do not use all capital letters).Citations are created using MLA's list of core elements: Include maximum two authors in the entry (first author's last name, first name and second author's name in direct order; for more than two authors, list the first author's last name, first name, followed by a comma and In quotation mark if the source is part of a larger work, but italicized it if the source is self-contained; for example, an article title is placed in quotation mark, but a book title is italicized.This element is required for all sources in the Works Cited List; if there is no official title, If there are more than one publication date, cite the date that is most relevant (for example, when citing an online article, cite only the online publication date if it is different from the print one).The sample papers were written by MLA staff members who are experienced college teachers.You may find that the writing and documentation seem polished.The papers also demonstrate the use of MLA style to document sources and the formatting of the margins, line spacing, and other physical attributes of a printed paper.The MLA’s guidelines on formatting papers appear elsewhere on this site.Because the sample papers serve as models, we aimed to make them free of errors in grammar and documentation.Nevertheless, we hope that the papers usefully represent good student work.Follow the rules for capitalization in the A research paper does not normally need a title page, but if the paper is a group project, create a title page and list all the authors on it instead of in the header on page 1 of your essay.If your teacher requires a title page in lieu of or in addition to the header, format it according to the instructions you are given.