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ENG 120 Becker Fall 2022

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Guide Help

MLA style is used mostly by students of the humanities, particularly English, comparative literature, and the performing arts. MLA puts out two publications, each of which cover more or less the same material, but with slightly different emphases. The MLA Style Manual is geared more towards graduate students and faculty. The MLA Handbook, more well known, is usually the choice for undergraduates.

APA (American Psychological Association) Style Guide Help

The APA Publication Manual is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. 

  • highly recommended tool for creating correct entries on your References page: covers everything from journal articles to TikToc posts
  • For the first time, APA is making sample papers freely available online instead of only in the Pubication Manual.
  • Great resource to use in tandem with APA manual and website. Posts cover FAQs, such as how to cite a government report or Instagram post.
  • from the page: "Complete the following checklist for each sentence in your paper that relies on another source. Remember to cite all ideas, findings, results, or other information that is not your own and is not common knowledge."

Popular Online Help

undefinedThe Excelsior Online Writing Lab offers excellent instruction regarding various style guides, including Chicago and APA.





Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers popular instruction regarding various style guides. Click Research & Citation for particular styles like APA.