The example of the MLA poster provided below is in the form of jpg file that might be downloaded and printed out in different sizes for students use, and writing references. Note that the file size provided is large (print-quality, 120 dpi), and thus it may take some time to download. One has an option of adjusting the print size of the poster from the print menu because the poster is 27×36 inches.

One should know that because the poster is quite large, standard printers cannot be used to print them. It is recommended for one to contact a print shop if he or she does not own the kind of printer that can print large documents.

If a print shop is not also accessible then please use the resources that have been availed here for printing on a standard 8.5 × 11 inch paper. The procedure to follow is; go to the resource you would want to print, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Full Resource for Printing.”

One should be informed that the poster contains basic MLA guidelines. To have detailed instructions, one is advised to see the complete OWL MLA resources here.

This Purdue OWL MLA Classroom Poster was developed by Kate Bouwens for the Purdue Professional Writing –Purdue Owl Internship class, English 490, in spring 2009. Successive contributors include Elizabeth Gieb and Rachel Atherton.