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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