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MLA & APA Format for Documenting Sources Flashcards

MLA & APA Format for Documenting Sources Flashcards
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MLA Format: Works Cited Page

A paper placed at the end of a paper written in MLA formatting

In this section, you put information about the sources you drew from to write your paper

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MLA Format: In-Text / Parenthetical Citation

Include at the end of the sentence

If the author's name is in the sentence, only include the page number; e.g., (5). If not, list the author's last name and page number; e.g., (Smith 5)

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Papers: Formatting

The rule you use to guide the style of your paper and the way you document your sources

Two common forms are MLA and APA

Your instructor usually determines the style you should use

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APA Format: In-Text Citation Format
In parentheses, list the author's last name and date of publication, in that order, separated by commas, directly after information paraphrased from another source.
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Flashcard Content Overview

The flashcards in this set were crafted to help you review the similarities and uses of MLA and APA formatting. You can go over how you know which type of formatting to use. You'll also be able to consider how each type of formatting handles in-text citations. The best kind of sources to use will be discussed by these flashcards. Additionally, the organization and purpose of a works cited page will be covered by this set.

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APA Format: In-Text Citation Format
In parentheses, list the author's last name and date of publication, in that order, separated by commas, directly after information paraphrased from another source.
Papers: Formatting

The rule you use to guide the style of your paper and the way you document your sources

Two common forms are MLA and APA

Your instructor usually determines the style you should use

MLA Format: In-Text / Parenthetical Citation

Include at the end of the sentence

If the author's name is in the sentence, only include the page number; e.g., (5). If not, list the author's last name and page number; e.g., (Smith 5)

MLA Format: Works Cited Page

A paper placed at the end of a paper written in MLA formatting

In this section, you put information about the sources you drew from to write your paper

MLA Works Cited Page: Organization
These pages should be arranged alphabetically based on the authors' last names. There should be a hanging indent after the first line of each entry.
MLA Style Guide
These provide information about how different sources should be formatted to comply with MLA regulations. You can find some online.
APA Format
If you use this format to write a paper, you will need to include a title page, running head and abstract. You can also footnotes and graphics.
Sources
Places where you can find information while working on a paper. You should strive to choose options that are peer-reviewed and contained in literary publications.

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