ALWAYS ask your teacher which format is required.

The Two More Common Formats:

MLAModern Language Association

APAAmerican Psychological Association
Header Info
  • Consists of your name and the page number.
  • Should appear on every page.
  • Example: Gillmore 1

Header Info
  • Consists of "Short Title" and the page number.
  • Should appear on every page.
  • Example: Education 1
Author Info
  • Type at left margin - Double-space
    • Your Name
    • Teacher's Name
    • Class
    • Date

Cover Page
Title Info


In-Text Citations

In-Text Citations
Works Cited
  • Click here for basic rules.
  • Electronic source examples.
    • For instructors or editors who still wish to require the use of URLs, MLA suggests that the URL appear in angle brackets after the date of access. Break URLs only after slashes.
      Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S. H. Butcher. The Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 13 Sept. 2007. Web. 4 Nov. 2008. ‹http://classics.mit.edu/›.

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