MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature.
MLA papers are divided into sections. (Do not make a title page for your paper unless instructed to do so.) To see a sample paper go here.
Citing references in-text follow the parenthetical citation model:
Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).
Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
The Works Cited Page
According to MLA style, you must have a Works Cited page at the end of your research paper. All entries in the Works Cited page must correspond to the works cited in your main text.
Entries are listed alphabetically by the author's last name (or, for entire edited collections, editor names) and the hanging indent style is used. For example:
Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times. New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.
Ebert, Roger. "An Inconvenient Truth." Rev. of An Inconvenient Truth, dir. Davis Guggenheim. rogerebert.com. Sun-Times News
Group, 2 June 2006. Web. 24 May 2009.
Credit to the Purdue OWL for some of the content.