MLA Formating and Citations

  MLA Format for Paper 

MLA Sample

Sample paper with tips

  • Use standard 8.5 by 11 inch white paper.
  • Use 1 inch margins for top bottom and sides.
  • Use a 12 point font (e.g. Times New Roman)
  • Double-space the body of the paper.
  • Make a header that creates automatic pagination (page numbering) with your last name.
  • Don't make a title page unless your instructor requires it.
  • In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date. Use double-spaced text.
  • Make a title, but double-space between it and the first line of your paper.

  For complete information with examples, see the Purdue Online Writing   

  Creating a Bibliography*  

Sample 'Works Cited' Page

There are several ways to create a bibliography (source list). NHS has a subscription to NoodleTools.Login in using your AACPS student ID and password.

Write or type it out in the correct format. (See samples.)

  • Use a website that like NoodleTools.; Citation Machine, or KnightCite that will create source citations one by one for you to copy or print.
  • Use the Easybib app available in the Google Play Store or Itunes.
  • Use the reference tools in Microsoft Word 2007/2010. Click here for a how-to file.


        Citations        Brochure     

Samples for Books, Encyclopedias,
Websites, and Databases

NHS MLA Brochure
with most citation examples

Easybib Help
MLA and APA Quick Guides
MLA Web Rules APA Web Rules
More Help - Internet Sources for Citing from Marcaria

  *Bibliography – a list of sources used in research. Use the term ‘Works Cited’ if you are
  required to provide a list of only the sources you actually referred to in your research.