Basic MLA Format

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Modern Language Association updated their guidelines on April 1, 2016. We have not yet updated this section of Resources for Researchers to reflect these changes. We have ordered a copy of the new guidelines and will update as soon as possible.

The rules for writing research papers in the humanities were developed by the Modern Language Associtation and are commonly known as MLA Format. The links below provide enough information for you to format basic college level research papers.

Download an MLA Template

Download a template that has margins, heading, and other information formatted using MLA requirements.