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    LateX and MLA Style

    Hi,
    I am currently writing a term-paper which is due the end of next week. Since we have to use MLA-Style, I was thinking about using LateX. However, I can't find a way to use proper MLA Style. Using the \usepackage{mla} command, I get a fairly good output, but the title still looks like this:



    which doesn't look like MLA at all.
    Is there a way to get proper MLA format there? I tried to compile MiKTeX from source, as suggested in this board, but it doesn't compile correctly.

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    Re: LateX and MLA Style

    OK found it. The description is in the /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/mla-paper/mla.sty file:

    % For use with LaTeX and pdflatex.
    %
    % To use,
    % 1. Put \usepackage{mla} in the preamble
    % 2. After the \begin{document}, put \begin{mla}{Firstname}{Lastname}{Prof's lastname}{class name}{date}{Paper title}
    % 3. Immediately - the next line - start typing your paper.
    % 4. Put \end{mla} just before \end{document}
    %
    % To use the bibliography feature,
    % 1. Use \begin{workscited} to start the bibliography. There is no need to
    % declare a new page or even type "Works Cited" at the top of the page.
    % 2. Use \bibent before each entry.
    % 3. Put \end{workscited} at the end.

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    Re: LateX and MLA Style

    I know this may seem like a late reply, but I think it would help people who are still seeking a good answer to this question. I found this package online called MLA13 that does everything for you. I used it in quite a few of my papers already. The thing that's good about it is that it uses your .bib files and formats everything according to MLA standards.

    The website for this is:

    Documentation: http://jackson13.info/mla13/Documentation.pdf

    Download the Sty File: http://jackson13.info/mla13/mla13.sty

    Github: https://github.com/jackson13info/mla13

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    Re: LateX and MLA Style


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