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A Very General Research Guide

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MLA Citation Guides

MLA Citation Guides

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MLA Handbook, 8th Edition

Reference (1st floor) and Circulation (2nd floor) copies at: LB2369 .G53 2016

Formatting MLA Citations in MS Word


Formatting Citations Using MS Word

Pasting copied citations from databases to Word might look something like this:

SMITH, PATRICIA, et al. "Why We're Still Arguing about GUN CONTROL. (Cover Story)." New York Times Upfront, vol. 150, no. 5, 20 Nov. 2017, p. 6. EBSCOhost,

Avoid copying the green background by right-clicking the mouse and selecting the middle paste option to merge formatting:

save with merged formatting


A few keyboard shortcuts:

formatting in ms word

Access MS Office Online


Download MS Office or Access MS Office Online

1) Go to:

2) Log-in with your campus email address: and your MyGateway password


3) Install Office apps: Office 2016 or click on app to open online

install office apps

Formatting Citations in Word Online


Formatting Citations in Word Online

double space and hanging indent