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MLA 8th

This Research Guide lists examples of how to cite sources according to the MLA Handbook, 8th edition.

MLA Formatting

Standard MLA formatting as described in the MLA Handbook (8th ed.) requires an easily readable 12-point font (such as Times New Roman), one-inch margins all around, and double-spacing throughout the entire paper, including the Works Cited list. Additionally, your last name and continuous page numbers should appear in the upper right-hand corner of all pages. No separate title page is necessary.

Be aware, however, that your instructor may have preferences that differ from standard MLA formatting. If this is the case, you are always advised to follow these preferences and/or to check with your instructor before submitting your paper.

For additional information on formatting or any other aspect of MLA style, copies of the current MLA Handbook can be found at the PCC Library (call number LB 2369 .G53 2016), or visit the new online MLA Style Center.

Formatting Guides

Click on a title below to bring up a printable instruction sheet for proper MLA formatting.

See also the information and examples for formatting your paper in the MLA Style Center.