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LIBR 7 (Rippel) - The Open Web & Search Engines

A guide for LIBR 7 students.

APA & MLA Style Guides

APA Style

APA (American Psychological Association) style is one of several different format dictating citation styling/formatting and is most commonly used to for writing within the social sciences. The main resource for how to format according to the APA style is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, shown to the left. The most current edition is the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, which offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. While many sources provide information on how to cite and format according to APA, the manual is the primary source of information.

MLA Style

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is one of several different format dictating citation styling/formatting and is most commonly used to for writing within liberal arts and humanities. The main resource for how to format according to the MLA style is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, shown to the left. The most current edition is the 7th edition, which offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. While many sources provide information on how to cite and format according to MLA, the manual is the primary source of information.

More In-Depth Help

This is meant as a general overview.  For more in-depth help, please use the following resources, review the appropriate publication manuals, or contact an LPC librarian.

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