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MLA Paper Templates

Below you will find templates for MLA Style papers. Click the link to make a copy of the file. 

  • Google Docs: To make a copy of this template you must first sign in to your Google account. After you’re signed in, click file and then click “make a copy.”
  • Microsoft Word: To make a copy of this template, simply download the file. 

MLA Resources

MLA Style Papers

Sample of an accurately formatted MLA style main body page

Always consult your assignment guidelines for course-specific formatting.


  • Your paper should have your name, your instructor's name, the class name, and the due date in the top left corner of the page. It should be double spaced and use the same font type and size as the rest of your paper.
  • The title of your paper should be centered on the first line after your heading. It should be in Title Case and use the same font type and size as the rest of your paper.
  • Place your last name and page numbers in the header in the same font type and size as the rest of your paper. Be sure to use the header function, do not type this into the body of your paper.

Sample of an accurately formatted MLA style Works Cited page

  • Center the words "Works Cited" on the first line of a new page. If you only have a single reference, use "Work Cited" instead.
  • Your citations should be alphabetical.
  • All entries should be double-spaced with no extra lines between them.
  • Be sure to use a hanging indent for any citations that require more than one line. 

Need help formatting your MLA style citations using the 9th edition of the Modern Language Association Handbook? Click the image below or the tab above to go to the MLA citation guide.

screenshot of the MLA Citation Basics page

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