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Research Workshop II, Mastering Citations, Allegheny: Templates

This guide will show the basics for citing sources and formatting research projects in accordance with MLA, APA and Chicago style manuals for the Allegheny Campus Research Workshops.

MLA & APA Style Templates in Word

Current versions of Microsoft Word provide several MLA and APA template options.

To locate templates in Microsoft Word, from the opening page, click on File then New. In the Search for Online Templates box, replace the text by typing MLA or APA. Hit the Enter key. Click on the desired template, then Create




MLA & APA Style Templates in Word Online

Word Online which can be accessed by clicking on the square Microsoft icon in the upper left-hand corner of Academic Email accounts.

On the opening page of Word Online, under Welcome to Word: New, click on an MLA or APA template at the top of the page.

If the desired template is not shown, click on More Templates then the desired template.  

Microsoft Office Support provides these simple instructions for using templates in Word Online.

MLA & APA Style Templates in Google Docs

Google Docs provides templates for MLA and APA style papers.

To locate templates in Google Docs, click on Template Gallery at the top of the page. Scroll down to Education, and click on the desired template.

Template Tip!
Templates may not reflect the most up-to-date editions of style guides. If your instructor has asked you to use the 8th edition of MLA, be sure to review Purdue Online Writing Workshkop's  MLA Eighth Edition: What's New and Different.
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