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MLA Citation Style & Formatting 8th Edition: MLA Formatting Tips

A comprehensive guide to creating citations in MLA style

MLA Formatting Basics

  • Margins: Except for page numbers, leave a one inch margin on all sides
  • Font: 12 point readable font (e.g. Times New Roman)
  • Spacing: Double-spacing throughout
  • Numbering: Number all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner