Modern Language Association (MLA) style is often used by students in the humanities -- English, history, writing, speech, etc. Guides below are based on the 7th edition.
American Psychological Assocation (APA) style is often used by students in the social sciences -- psychology, sociology, business, nursing, etc. Guides below are based on the 6th edition.
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Read frequently asked questions about citation styles from the official MLA and APA Web sites.