MLA/ APA Templates/ Citation Help

APA or MLA? Which should you use and why? Fortunately, selecting between the APA format and the MLA format styles is probably the least stressful aspect of writing a paper. Often your professor will dictate the writing format with the assignment. If your professor doesn’t, the focus of the paper often does. The APA (American Psychological Association) format is primarily assigned to writing in the fields social sciences: psychology, sociology, nursing, social work, criminology, and business where more timely sources are more important than older works. The MLA (Modern Language Association) is the format of choice for the humanities: literature, language, history, philosophy, the arts, and religion; classic sources are as relevant as a modern work if not more so.

EasyBib: quick and easy way to find the proper way to cite almost anything!

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab): Easiest to use, great explanations of style formatting. 

Tutorials and Research Paper Templates for MLA and APA

MLA 7 Research Paper Template: Open and “Make a copy” in your drive and you are ready to go!

Video Tutorial: Using the MLA Template linked above

Video Tutorial: Using EasyBib to Create your Citations

Video Tutorial: In Depth-In-Text Citations-How to Create Them/Lots of Examples

Video Tutorial: Introduction to In-Text Citations– What are they and how do I use them?

Video Tutorial: Formatting MLA 8 Works Cited

Video Tutorial: Using Google Scholar to Cite MLA, APA, Chicago Style

Video Tutorial: Informative Essay


Other helpful resources:

Sample Paper with Work Cited: MLA Format 

YES! Fonts DO matter…A Few Words on Which to Choose and Why


APA Format for Papers:

APA, 6th Edition BASIC Sample Paper Template for Google Docs