Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

MLA 8 Help Page: Formatting Page

Need help with MLA 8? This comprehensive guide provides answers to many common questions.

Formatting your page

Guidelines

Mnemonic

  • 1 inch margins
  • Double spaced 
  • Size 12 Times New Roman font
  • Hanging margins (use ruler!)
  • Arranged alphabetically according to the first word in the citation (after A, An, or The)
  • No abbreviations
H.A.R.D.
  • Header
  • Alphabetized
  • Reverse indented
  • Double-spaced

 

Fixing mistakes

1 & 2. Page format - Format

 

  • Bibliography/Works Cited List is on its own page following the complete research task (essay, presentation, graphic, etc.).
  • Size 12 font
  • Times New Roman font
  • Double-spaced
  • No lines skipped between citations
  • Left margin aligned
  • Hanging indents
  • Alphabetized according to first word in citations (after "a", "an", and "the")

 

Page format - List: Alphabetize list according to the first word in your citations after “A” “An” or “The”; Align left; Do not number or categorize or bullet your sources.


 

 

Ziggy_Stardood

Ms. Rothschild

Period 2

Works Cited

 

Central Intelligence Agency. “Sierra Leone.” The World Factbook,  United States, 12 Jan. 2017, cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sl.html.

Diamond, Jared. “Norse Greenland’s End.” Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Viking, 2005, pp. 211-247.

---. “Norse Greenland’s Flowering.” Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Viking, 2005, pp. 248-276.

“Facebook Inc. Form 10-K.” Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval, compiled by David Wehner, United States Security and Exchange Commission, 28 Jan. 2016,  sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1326801/ 000132680116000043/fb-12312015x10k.htm#sF56954A5C1B90DC 1CA64F3139F51DF5C.

“The Faces of Malnutrition.” Nutrition, United Nations Children’s Fund, 20 July 2016, unicef.org/nutrition/index_faces-of-malnutrition.html.

“In Nepal, Malnutrition is a Silent Emergency.” United Nations Children’s Fund,  10 July 2015. YouTube, youtube.com/watch?v=z7Wyl3pMehs.

“India’s Chronic Battle with Malnutrition.” Blog. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2012,

india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/indias-chronic-battle-with-malnutrition/.

“McCain Slams Putin in Fiery Senate Speech.” Cable News Network, Turner Broadcasting System, 7 Feb. 2017. YouTube, youtu.be/bJhRFTnwSvc.

“Uganda Fights Back Against Child Malnutrition.” United Nations Children's Fund, 23 Sept. 2014. Youtube, youtube.com/watch?v=da8XAEVU0ec.


 

Review the full comment bank at http://bit.ly/MLA8comments.

“Uganda Fights Back Against Child Malnutrition.” United Nations Children's Fund, 23 Sept. 2014. Youtube, youtube.com/watch?v=da8XAEVU0ec.