I noticed that many people have this question. Do you need information on how to write a cover page for a research paper APA or MLA format? Title page for research paper must meet the requirements set by a formatting style. For example, APA requires use of a running head, while MLA does not. In essence, cover page should have full title of your research paper, your name, your teacher's name, information on course (name and number), college/university, and date. However, as noted above, exact rules depends on the format you are required to use.