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Q: What information should I include in a cover page?

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    Elise BarbeauElise Barbeau
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    A: What you include in your cover page depends slightly on which citation style you are using, but the rules are generally the same.

    For APA cover pages:

    Include the title of the paper, running head, the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and an author’s note.

    Here is an example of a cover page in APA:

    APA Cover Page

    For MLA cover pages:

    Cover pages are not as frequently used in MLA format, as the inclusion of headers is preferred.

    A header looks like this:

    Header in MLA

    Cover pages can include the name of your school, your paper title, your name, your course name, your teacher or professor’s name, and the due date of the paper. If you are unsure of what to include, check with your instructor.

    Here is an example of a cover page in MLA format:

    Cover page in MLA

    For more help making cover or title pages, visit our title page generator here.

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