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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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Category                APA MLA

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.


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