MLA Style Guide

In-text Citations and the Works Cited Page.
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Note: Information on this page reflects MLA 7, not 8, and is in the process of being updated.

Sample Research Papers
The sample Sunapee High School paper and the sample Sunapee Middle School paper both follow Modern Language Association guidelines and can serve as blueprints for your own research paper. Besides being well written, the papers show the MLA formatting necessary for a research paper’s header, heading, title, paragraph spacing, in-text citations, and a final works cited page.

MLA Style Guidelines
SMHS students are expected to use Calibri 11, unless their teacher chooses a different font. Besides font, there are MLA guidelines for a paper’s front page and for the works cited page, most of which are observed by the citation maker in NoodleTools.

Sample Works Cited Entries
Examples of MLA citations for a variety of sources. They are based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

Sample In-text or Parenthetical Citations
In-text citations are included in the sentences of your paper and point your readers to the full source citations, which are found in your paper’s works cited page. This video, beginning at the 3:55 mark, illustrates how this process works, as does the video below.