MLA research paper format template

Student’s Name

Professor’s Name



Paper Title Centered and Capitalized

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In-text citations: Author-page style

  • Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (263).
  • Romantic poetry is characterized by the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (Wordsworth 263).
  • Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).

Works Cited

All entries in this page should correspond to sources cited in the paper. Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent. Entries are listed alphabetically by the author’s last name. Use the following template for major sources.


Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. MacMurray, 1999.

An Article in a Scholarly Journal

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.

Bagchi, Alaknanda. “Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta

Devi’s Bashai Tudu.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-


Article in a Newspaper

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Brubaker, Bill. “New Health Center Targets County’s Uninsured Patients.” Washington Post,

24 May 2007, p. LZ01.

Online sources

Wheelis, Mark. “Investigating Disease Outbreaks Under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin

Weapons Convention.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 6, no. 6, 2000, pp. 595-600, Accessed 8 Feb. 2009.

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