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MLA Style FAQs
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Search a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the MLA style. If you don't see the answer you're looking for, ask the MLA yourself!
Generative A.I. and M.L.A. Style
Learn what the M.L.A. recommends about using and citing generative A.I. tools.
Purdue Owl: MLA
Click on the link above to be taken to the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. The OWL has information on how to format your papers, craft your citations, and provides tutorials on how to do everything in between.
Microsoft Word: How to Set Up MLA Format 2015
Google Docs: MLA Format Essay (2016)
Writing Your Paper: MLA
Things to know before you begin:
- Font: Times New Roman
- Font Size: 12 point
- Margins: 1 inch
- Paragraphs: All paragraphs should be indented.
- Spacing: All of the text in your paper should be double-spaced.
Typical MLA style papers have two sections:
- Main Body
- Works Cited
See the boxes below for a breakdown of how each portion should be formatted.
How to Create a Hanging Indent
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