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Plagiarism Prevention & Citation Sources: MLA-Running Head with Numbers

This Plagiarism LibGuide is developed to guide users in the use of specific citation styles and plagiarism prevention techniques.

MLA-Running Head with Numbers

Running Head with Page Numbers

Number all pages consecutively throughout the research paper in the upper right-hand corner, half an inch from the top and flush with the right margin. Type your last name, followed by a space, before the page number (fig. 2). Do not use the abbreviation p. before the page number or add a period, a hyphen, or any other mark or symbol. Your writing program will probably allow you to create a running head of this kind that appears automatically on every page. Some teachers prefer that no running head appear on the first page. Follow your teacher’s preference.

Fig. 2. The running head of a research paper.
Fig. 2. The running head of a research paper.