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Using MLA/APA Citations

The following links are provided to allow students to look up citation formats quickly.  As all of the information you need may not be available on these cites, be sure to (as always) ask your professor for specific information about your writing assignments—remember, it’s their job to guide you!   In addition to the cites listed below for quick reference, for the most correct and up-to-date information, you should always check the publication manuals published by the organizations that supervise the MLA, the APA, and the CMS styles.

Michael Radelich's Essays on Citation and Titles

To answer all of your questions about how to cite properly and to use MLA and APA citation styles, please download and read Michael Radelich’s article:

“On-Cite Construction: Properly Using Citation To Build a Sound Critical Essay”  (Word)
“On-Cite Construction: Properly Using Citation To Build a Sound Critical Essay”  (PDF)

To answer all of your questions about how to write effective titles, please download and read Michael Radelich’s article:

"That Feeling of Entitlement" (Word)
"That Feeling of Entitlement" (PDF)

MLA (Modern Language Association):

Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format (via Purdue):
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

In-text citations for MLA format:
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0001/html

In-text citation for Internet Sources in MLA:
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0001.html#RES5e_ch08_p0106

Formatting the Works Cited page:
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0011.html

Sample MLA Paper:
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0014.html

APA (American Psychological Association):

Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format (via Purdue):
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

In-text citations for APA format:
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch09_s1-0001.html

Formatting the References page:
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch09_s1-0002.html

Sample APA Paper:
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch09_sl-0009.html

Other Citation Formats

There are citation standards for a wide variety of fields, and a few are listed below for reference. An extensive listing of citation manuals for different disciplines is available here.

Chicago Style (History):
http://bcs.bedsfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch10_o.html

CBE Style (Sciences):
http://bcs.bedsfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e_ch11_o.html