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In MLA format, the whole paper is double spaced, including the heading. The title is
centered below the heading. You do not add italics, underlining, or bold fonts to your words in a
title. Notice that there are no extra spaces before or after the title. Your thesis should be at the
end of the first paragraph.
When youre ready to start the second paragraph, begin with an indent right below the
first paragraph. Notice that there are no extra spaces. Your paper should be written in Times New
Roman size 12. Use the 1 margins.
Please work all quotes into the grammar of your sentence (Bishop 1). Please note, the
period goes after the cite tag. This is true even if you have a question mark or exclamation point
in the quote. If you want to quote dialogue, Mr. Bishop said, you should use single marks
around it in addition to the double marks! (Bishop 2).

Works Cited
The Works Cited page goes on a new page. Hit Ctrl + Enter to automatically go to a new
page. Highligt your entries and use the ruler at the top and move the small bottom
triangle over to half an inch to get the hanging indent like this paragraph. Put
everything in alphabetical order by the first word of each entry.
Anthology
* Editor or Authors last name, first name. [if no
author is given, put the general editors name, and
put , ed. after their name]
* Article Title.
* Title of Anthology or Encyclopedia.
* City of publication:
* Publisher,
* Year Published.
* Print. (This means it was an actual book, so if it was not an
electronic source, just put the word Print. with a period after it.)

Book
* Authors last name, first name.
* Title of Book.
* City of publication:
* Publisher,
* Year published.
* Print.
Website
* Author.
*Title of Article.
* Title of Website.
* Name of sponsoring institution or publisher [if
none, use N.p.] ,
* Date of last update or original publication date [if
none listed, use n.d.].
* Web.
* Date accessed.
* <URL>.
Bible Verse
In your first parenthetical citation, you want to make clear
which Bible you're using (and underline or italicize the title),
as each version varies in its translation, followed by book (do
not italicize or underline), chapter and verse.
For example: Ezekiel saw "what seemed to be four living
creatures," each with faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle
(New Jerusalem Bible, Ezek. 1.5-10). If future references
employ the same edition of the Bible youre using, list only the
book, chapter, and verse in the parenthetical citation.

Example Anthology
Milne, Ira, ed. Pied Beauty Gerard Manley
Hopkins 1877. Poetry for Students,
Vol. 23. Detroit: Gale, 2007. Print.
Example Encyclopedia
Krutch, Joseph Wood. Poe,
Edgar Allan. Encyclopedia Americana.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Print.
Example WEB Encyclopedia
Purdy, Elizabeth Rholetter, PhD. "The Hunger Games."
Salem Press Encyclopedia (2013): Research
Starters. Web. 3 July 2014.
Example Book
Meyers, Jeffrey. Edgar Allan Poe. New York:
Scribners, 1992. Print.
Example Google Book
Colby, June Rose. Literature and Life in
School. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906.
Google Book Search. Web. 23 July 2009.
Example Website
Meyers, Jeffrey. Beyond Poes
Imagination. Edgar Allan Poe on
the Web. N.p. June 1999. Web. 27
June 2000. <http://www.poeonline.com/
literature_resources>.
Example from Galileo (Click cite and use MLA):
Dockterman, Eliana. "Beyond The Blood: What The
Hunger Games Can Teach Tweens." Time.Com
(2013): 1. Business Source Complete. Web. 3 July
2014.
Example Bible Verse:
The New Jerusalem Bible. Ed. Susan Jones. New York:
Doubleday, 1985. Print.
Zondervan NIV Study Bible. Ed. Kenneth L.
Barker. Grand Rapids: Zondervan,
2002. Print.
Bible Gateway
New International Version. Colorado Springs:
Biblica, 2011. BibleGateway.com. Web. 3 Mar. 2011.