MLA Guide for Research Paper by w8S0hO

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									                        MLA Guide for Research Paper

 All margins need to be 1” for the top, bottom, left and right.
  For Microsoft Word 2003: Go to File, then page setup

   For Microsoft Word 2007: Click the Page Layout tab, click on margins
   and select Normal

 Your entire paper should be double spaced.
  For Microsoft Word 2003: Go to Format, then paragraph, and select
  double under line spacing

  For Microsoft Word 2007: Go to the Home tab, select paragraph, then
  select line spacing

  For page numbers:
 Your last name and page number should go in the upper right hand
  corner .
 For Microsoft Word 2003: Go to Insert, Header and Footer, then it will
  appear in the upper right hand corner, then type your last name in front
  of the page number

 For Microsoft Word 2007: Go to the Insert Tab, click on Header, click
  on Blank, and click on the align text right on the Home page tab

 In Text Citations for Books:
  The first time you mention the author you need to have (author’s last
  name then page number) in parentheses.
  Any time after that, just the page number in ().

  In Text Citations for Websites:
 Same as books. Personal or corporate author and page number should be
  given if they exist on the website.

 Works Cited: should be the last page of your research paper
 To get the hanging indent:
For Microsoft Word 2003: Go to format, then paragraph, and select
hanging on special

For Microsoft Word 2007: Go to the Home tab, select paragraph, then
select hanging on special

*Note: If you have only one line for your citation on your Works Cited page
then the hanging indent WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING!




For books:
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of

      Publication. Medium of Publication.

For websites:

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version

      number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site

      (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available).

      Medium of publication. Date of access.

								
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