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Differences between MLA and APA Format

Are you wondering what is the difference between MLA format and APA format for citations? This guide will break down some of the major differences between MLA and APA format.

Differences between MLA and APA Format

Stack of booksCitation styles are formats we use to cite our sources in academic writing. While there are many different types of citation styles, MLA and APA format are the two most common citation styles for college students to use. Sometimes it can be hard to tell which citation style a source is using and it can be confusing if you have to use MLA format for your English class, but then APA format for your psychology class. This guide will break down some of the major differences between MLA and APA format. 

The Library also has a handout that breaks down the differences between MLA and APA format.

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