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APA vs MLA

APA may be new to many of you, that is OK.  Both MLA and APA allow you to give proper credit to the source of information you are citing.  The format is different but when you cite stays the same.  Paraphrasing, quoting and summarizing others ideas need to be cited no matter what format you use.  

Some notable differences from APA style blog:

In text

MLA
One Author: (Adams 42)
Two Authors: (Lennon and McCartney 999)
Three or more authors: (Hexum, Martinez, and Sexton 123)
APA
One Author:(Adams, 1979) or (Adams, 1979, p. 42)
Two Authors: (Lennon & McCartney, 1968) or (Lennon & McCartney, 1968, p. 999)
Three or more authors: (Hexum et al. 1994) or (Hexum et al 1994, p. 123)

 

Reference List:

MLA Book
Gordin, Michael D. The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern FringeChicago: U Chicago P, 2012. Print.
APA Book
Gordin, M. D. (2012). The pseudoscience wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the birth of the modern fringeUniversity of Chicago Press.

 

MLA Article
Shafron, Gavin Ryan, and Mitchell P. Karno. “Heavy Metal Music and Emotional Dysphoria Among Listeners.” Psychology of Popular Media Culture 2.2(2013): 74-85. PsycNET. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.
APA Article
Shafron, G. R., & Karno, M. P. (2013). Heavy metal music and emotional dysphoria among listeners. Psychology of Popular Media Culture2, 74–85. doi:10.1037/a0031722

APA 7th

APA (American Psychological Association) Style is most commonly used in the social and behavioral sciences.