APA & MLAAmerican Psychological AssociationModern Language Association
Why Format?Helps reader fo"ow a trail of sources
Commonin BOTH Styles In-text citations Works Cited Page
In-Text CitationsReferences original textCitation is in parenthesisLook to examples
MLA vs. APAIf youre using APA, after each sentence that isresearched from another source put inparenthesis the authors last name and the yearof publication.If youre using MLA, put in parenthesis theauthors name and the page number.
ExamplesExample from APA:Out of 20,000 people polled, 45% felt the internetwas too commercialized (Foresi, 1997).Example using MLA:Out of 20,000 people polled, 45% felt the internetwas too commercialized (Foresi 23).
Works Cited PageList of references used in paperAt end of paperTitled Works Cited or ReferencesALL entries give the same information in the same order(listing of 10 items on page 493 & 510)
When to use APASocial Sciences and related coursesExamples: anthropology, education, linguistics, politicalscience, psychology, sociologyScience and Business
When to use MLAHumanitiesExamples: Philosophy, History, English,Communication
For Quiz 6Bring a Works Cited orReferences page (typed)