Sample Papers & In-Text Citations

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From MLA Style Center

  • MLA Sample Paper #1 This paper, on assisted reproductive technology and the family, includes an example of using ellipses when omitting words from a quoted source. For more on ellipses, see the MLA Handbook (1.3.5).
  • MLA Sample Paper #2 This paper, on Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series, shows you how to incorporate figures into your text, style a block quotation, and cite a variety of sources. Read about block quotations in the MLA Handbook (1.3.2–3, 1.3.7).


  • APA Sample Paper #1 This abridged manuscript illustrates the organizational structure characteristic of reports of meta-analyses written in APA Style.
  • APA Sample Paper #2 This sample paper is an example of a one-experiment paper that demonstrates APA Style elements.