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Avoiding Plagiarism: Citation Styles

Why So Many Citation Styles?

Many students wonder why there are so many different citation styles. Libby from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) explains in this video.

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Citation Resources

MLA & APA Citation Examples

 

MLA Example - Book APA - Book

MLA Example - Article APA Example - Article

Did you notice that the same basic information is provided in both styles (MLA & APA)?

The difference is the technical rules - the order of the information, what is italicized, capitalized, etc.

You needn't memorize all the technical rules for citation styles - there are many resources to help you.