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Assignment | iSchool English I Research: MLA Citations

Fall 2018 | English I

Setting Up an MLA Document in Google Docs

Screenshot of Google Doc

Change the type to be Times New Roman, size 12, with double spacing.

Your document should start out with the four line MLA heading: your name, your teacher, the class, and the date (e.g. 5 October 2018).

Double-click in the space above your name to open the header.

You'll need to change the font to Times New Roman, size 12 again.

Change the text justification to Right Justify. Type your last name, then add the page number through the Insert menu. Insert > Header & page number > top left option

The last page of your document will be your Works Cited page. Each citation needs to have a hanging indent. You can do this one at a time or all at once.

To create a hanging indent, write out your citations -- don't worry about the spacing or indentation. Highlight your citation(s). Go to Format > Align & indent > Indentation options…  and in the box that pops up, select "Hanging" for the Special choice, and make sure the number field is set to 0.5.

Lastly, make sure your Works Cited is in alphabetical order according to the first word (typically an author's last name) of each citation.

How to Format Figures in the Paper

Example of an image embedded into an MLA paper as a figure