MLA Format Guide
MLA (Modern Language Association Style)
The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is widely accepted in most disciplines in the Humanities. Below are references to the basics of using MLA style to format the body of an academic paper and the list of Works Cited. For complete and definitive guidelines, please consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (Buy the MLA Handbook). A great online resource can be found at Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, Bedford/St. Martins Publishing Co.

Sample MLA Research Paper and Sample MLA Citations Page

MLA Format with Word 2007 with Sample page.pdf

MLA Format Guide Microsoft 2007 (contains screen shots)

Microsoft Word 2007 Features for MLA Style Reports with Screen Shots

Creating References and Citations

Sample MLA Citation Formats Hunterdon Central Regional HS

Using the Reference Tab in Microsoft Office Word

MLA Citation Guide - Research papers always contain information compiled from other sources. When you write a research paper, you must cite the sources of your information. In other words, you must give proper credit to the original authors of the information and let your readers know how to find the information for themselves. There are many different ways to cite the sources of our information, but this guide is designed to help you learn “MLA style,” outlined in the Modern Language Association’s MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (

Citation Data Form - as you do your research, use this form to collect bibliographic information about your sources.

MLA Citations Guide for Microsoft 2007

MLA Format Guide for Microsoft 2003

Other Useful Resources to create MLA formatted research papers and citations
**Purdue OWL** 
If you are looking how to format any part of a research paper, Purdue University has created a resource on in-text citation and the Works Cited page, as well as MLA sample papers, and slide presentations updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. 

Instructional Media Center - Hunterdon Central Regional High School

Online Bibliography Generators

BibMeis a free automatic bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages databases provided by Amazon, FindArticles, Yahoo! News, and CiteULike to quickly and accurately AutoFill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information according to the rules and guidelines of the style guides. If you prefer, you can enter your citation information manually. BibMe also contains a quick citation guide to show students the correct syntax for citing in various formats. 

BibMeInstructions.pdf using and creating student accounts. 

**Citation Machine** 
This web site helps students and researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for students and teachers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to -- because...SOMEDAY THE INFORMATION THAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO USE -- WILL BE YOURS! 

For information on creating a research paper in APA format, the Purdue Owl has a reference for it and can be found at Purdue Owl--APA Format Guidelines