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Formatting Your Research Paper

Sample papers and paper templates for APA and MLA style papers.

Getting Started

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This guide was created to help you learn to accurately format your research papers using the two most common citation styles here at Umpqua Community College: APA (American Psychological Association) style and MLA (Modern Language Association) style. 

Please be sure to consult your assignment specifications or your instructor to determine which formatting style to use.

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