Effective Use of MLA Paper Formatting Style

Effective Use of MLA Paper Formatting Style

Liberal and Humanities uses MLA Paper Formatting Style extensively in academic writing. It is currently updated to 8th edittion. The surname of the author must appears on the left side of every page in order to effectively use MLA format.

In addition, MLA  style is based on a general method that that can be applied to every possible source and different type of writing. However, since texts are increasingly mobile, and similar documents are available in various sources there are no longer fixed rule but we have basic guidelines to assist you.

The current MLA system uses some principles, that provides a flexible method that is universally applicable. Once you are familiar with the method, you will be able to apply MLA to document and any type of source, for any paper, in any field.

Here are basic principle to follow: When citing your source, start by consulting the list of core elements. MLA references should follow order below:-

  1. Author.
  2. Title of source.
  3. Title of container,
  4. Other contributors,
  5. Version,
  6. Number,
  7. Publisher,
  8. Publication date,
  9. Location.

A punctuation mark must follow each element shown above.

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