Citation Styles and Formats
This section conatins information as well as brief tutorials on using both MLA and APA styles in formatting an essay and citing research sources. Citing research sources is an important component of writing a research essay. To get started, please click on the sub pages under the MLA/APA Formats and Style main page.
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MLA vs APA
Double Spacing on title page and body text
|Double spacing on header and body test|
|Fonts and Margins||12-pt font, 1" margins||12-pt font, 1" margins|
|In-Text Citations||Include author's last name, year and page number||Include author's last name and page number|
|Title Page||Required||Not Required|
|Running head||Required||Not Required|
|Used for||Social Sciences||Humanities|
|Sources||Listed alphabetically on the Reference Page||Listed alphabetically on the Works Cited Page|
Finding Preformatted Citations in Library Databases
The Libary has put together a list of all databses which provide preformatted citations to help putting your Works Cited and Reference Pages together. Follow the directions in the attached document to write papers with properly formatted entries.