APA is the style of documentation of sources used by the American Psychological Association. This form of writing research papers is used mainly in the social sciences, like psychology, anthropology, sociology, as well as education and other fields. It provides a foundation for effective scholarly communication because it helps writers present their ideas in a clear, precise, and inclusive manner.
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MLA is the style of documentation use by the Modern Language Association. It is a system for documenting sources in scholarly writing. MLA is typically used in English and some Humanities. Using the MLA style, works are cited in the text with brief parenthetical citations that direct readers to the entries in the works-cited list.
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Click here for a list of examples of how to cite electronic sources. Electronic sources can be digital or found online.
Click here for a list of examples of how to cite print sources. Print sources are known as physical or tangible sources that you can hold such as a book, newspaper, or DVD. Remember, you can find these sources online as well. Then you would refer to the electronic sources guide linked above.
The samples illustrate how to format your paper, include in-text citations, and have an exemplary References or Bibliography page. Once you click the link, select a PDF icon to view a sample paper.
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