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ENG101 Library Research Strategy

ENG101 Library Research Strategy

#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, others will want the APA format. 

The difference between the 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, the two videos below will briefly show examples.  (Skip any beginning ads/commercials.)

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For more information, visit the library Citation Help page.

APA Citation

For more information, visit the library Citation Help page.