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ENG101 MCTC Library Research Strategy

ENG101 MCTC Library Research Strategy 2022-2023

#Use of Sources: Citation Styles

Differences Between Citation Styles

Knowing how to cite a source can be confusing. Some instructors will require the MLA format, while others will want the APA format. 

The difference between these two formats is the way the information about a source is arranged.

  • MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
  • APA (American Psychological Association) is the style of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. 

MLA Citation

To find out the differences in the MLA and APA styles of citing sources, watch the two videos below that will briefly show examples of each style.  (Skip any beginning ads/commercials.)

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For more information, visit the MCTC library Citation Help page.

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APA Citation

For more information, visit the MCTC library Citation Help page.

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