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MLA Format

MLA Handbook 2016 Update
Based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th edition. Generally required in English and humanities courses, as well as other subjects.
Using Figures in MLA format
How to include and cite images in an MLA-style paper.
Formatting an MLA Paper in Microsoft Word
Setting up an academic paper in MLA format.
Creating a Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word
Setting up a works cited page in MLA format.

APA Format

APA Handbook
Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. This format is generally required in psychology, social science, and some science courses.
Using Figures in APA format
How to include and reference images, charts and tables in an APA-style paper.
Making an APA Running Header in Microsoft Word
How to set up the running header required for a paper in APA format (6th edition, 2009)
APA Reference Page Citations for Websites
The standard pattern for referencing website sources with a chart of variations.

Chicago and CSE Formats

Chicago Handbook
Based on A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition, and The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. This format is required in some history courses.
CSE Handbook
Based on Scientific Style and Format, 7th edition, and Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences, 4th edition. This format is required in some biology courses.

Grammar Charts

The following handouts are copies of the posters in the Rocklin Writing Center.

Microsoft Word Handouts

Formatting an MLA Paper in Microsoft Word
Setting up an academic paper in MLA format.
Creating a Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word
Setting up a works cited page in MLA format.
Making an APA Running Header in Microsoft Word
Set up the running header for a paper in APA format (6th edition, 2009).
Indenting a Long Quotation in Microsoft Word
Format a long quotation in MLA, APA or Chicago Style for academic papers.
Outlining in Microsoft Word
How to format a formal outline.

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