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MLA Citation 8th Edition
MLA Sample Paper
The people at the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) show you a sample MLA style paper.
Formatting a Research Paper (MLA Style Center)
If your instructor has specific requirements for the format of your research paper, check them before preparing your final draft. The most common formatting is presented here. When you submit your paper, be sure to keep a secure copy.
As a student at San Jacinto College you have access to Microsoft Office 365 online through your student email. Login to your student email through the My San Jac link below.
My San Jac
Access Office 365 through your San Jac Student email.
Find the "Word" app in the list of available Office 365 apps on your welcome screen. Alternatively, you can click on the arrangement of white squares just to the left of where it says "Office 365" in the black bar to see a complete list of apps.
Once Word Online opens, you will see a choice of document types to open, there should be one called "MLA Style Paper" if that template is not visible, scroll through all the choices and click "See More Templates" at the bottom of the page to search Office Online for the MLA Style Paper.
When working with Microsoft Office Templates, simply backspace over or highlight and delete the information on the page and enter your own information, the document is already set up with the proper fonts, margins and headings.
To access the special headers required for an MLA style paper, click on the Insert menu and then choose "Headers."
MLA 8 Handout
This short handout has examples for citing many common sources in MLA.
The OWL at Purdue
Online Writing Lab at Purdue is an authoritative site that has updated examples of MLA and APA citations, even very tricky ones.
Call Number: LB2369 .G53 2016
Publication Date: 2016
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