If you are using Microsoft Word, many of the MLA parameters are the default setting. However, it's always a good idea to check.
Be sure your margins are 1" on all sides.
Be sure the font is Times New Roman, 12 pt.
Be sure to double space.
Title page header:
Header on all other pages:
Use a doi (digital object identifier) whenever possible. It is usually on the first page of an article.
Capitalize only the first word for article titles, book titles, subtitles, and chapter titles. Capitalize all significant words of a journal name.
Authors' or editors' names are Surname, A. A. If the author has a suffix such as Jr., separate with a comma: Surname, A. A., Jr.
Use the ampersand (&) sign rather than the word "and" before the last author's name in a list of up to six
Paraphrased, author in text: Smith and Jones (2000) agree that the moon is made of green cheese.
Paraphrased: The moon is made of green cheese (Smith & Jones, 2000).
Direct quote: Experts agree “the moon is comprised of green cheese” (Smith & Jones, 2000, p. 134).
No author: Experts agree that “the moon is comprised of green cheese” (Moon analysis, 2008, p. 134). Up to 5 authors: “...green cheese” (Smith, Wilson, Jay, Kent, & Grey, 2000, p. 134).
6 or more authors: “...green cheese” (Smith, et al., 2000, p. 134).
Indirect/secondary citation: Hausinger’s study …. (as cited in Smith & Jones, 2000).
2 different authors: Several studies show… (Hausinger, 2013; Smith & Jones, 2000).
Parenthetical references should immediately follow the quote, even in mid-sentence. [APA Table 6.1]
Journal Article with DOI, print or electronic [APA 7.01.1]
Pampel, F. C. (2009). The persistence of educational disparities in smoking. Social Problems, 56, 526-542.
Electronic Journal Article, no DOI [APA 7.01.3]
Buist, A. E. (2008). Perinatal depression: Where are we in 2008? Electronic Journal of Applied Psychology: Innovations in Autism,
Basic Website Entry [APA 7.03]
Lange, D. (1936). Destitute peapickers in California. [Photograph]. Migrant Mother series (LC-USF34- 9058). Library of Congress,
Washington, DC. Retrieved from Prints and Photographs division: http://lcweb2.loc.gov
Online Magazine Article [APA 7.01.8]
Farelly, E. (2008, March/April). Fear of not having had. Orion. Retrieved from http://www.orionmagazine.org