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Writing & Citing Help: MLA Formatting and Guidelines

Your writing resource center with help from brainstorming to polishing your papers.

MLA Template for Microsoft Word

Click here to download a Word template to format your paper. 

Save and use this template as the starting point for your MLA-style paper, replacing its generic information with your information. Be sure to give your document a different title so you can use this basic template again as needed.

MLA Template for Google Docs

Click here for an MLA Template that you can use with Google Docs. Make a copy of this doc and use it for your own paper.

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MLA Step-by-Step


Unable to get your cat to format your paper for you; not quite sure what your MLA formatted paper should look like? Click below for step-by-step instructions for preparing an MLA formatted paper.