How to cite sources using MLA, APA and Chicago

mla.jpgThe_Modern Language Association of America (referred to as the Modern Language Association or MLA) is the principal professional association in the United States for scholars of language and literature. The MLA aims to “strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.” It has “30,000 members in 100 countries,” primarily academic scholars, professors and graduate students who study or teach language and literature, including English, other modern languages and comparative literature. Although founded in the United States, with offices located in New York City, the MLA’s membership, concerns, reputation and influence are international in scope.

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 apa-logo-sml.jpgAmerican Psychological Association (APA) style is a widely accepted style of documentation, particularly in the social sciences. APA style specifies the names and order of headings, formatting and organization of citations and references and the arrangement of tables, figures, footnotes and appendices, as well as other manuscript and documentation features.

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02116clicks4.jpgThe Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS, or verbally as Chicago) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press. Its 15 editions have prescribed writing and citation styles widely used in publishing. The CMS deals with aspects of editorial practice, from American English grammar and usage to document preparation.

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One comment on “How to cite sources using MLA, APA and Chicago

  1. diggory2003 on said:

    If you’re an Office 2007 user, its easier to make citations. Just click on the reference tab and from there you will see how to insert citations, which includes the 3 mentioned styles above, among others.

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