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The Narrative of Frederick Douglass: Paper Formatting

This LibGuide will support you in your research for your paper and will guide you in your understanding of institutional racism in the United States.


  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12 point
  • Spacing: Double 
  • Margins: 1" (all sides)
  • Citation Format: MLA
    • in-text citations
    • Works Cited (bibliography)
  • Pages: 4-5 (could be more than 5)
  • Sources: 3 scholarly sources (i.e. journal articles)

Sample Paper (click image)

Formatted Paper

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  • If you are signed in to Google with a personal account, sign out, and sign in with
  • Click the below link
  • Go to File, and select  Make a Copy
  • Formatted MLA Google Doc