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Research Paper: A Step-by-Step Guide

MLA & APA Styles

Two common styles in which you will be asked to format your research papers and citations are:

  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
    • Used mainly in the humanities (literature, music, philosophy, art, history, etc.)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Used mainly in the sciences, medicine and psychology

Click on a style below to view the library's research guide for each style