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POSC 409 Women in Politics (DC)

Which Style Do I Use?

APA (American Psychological Association) is generally used by Education, Psychology, and Sciences.

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is generally used by the Humanities.

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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide are welcome to use OWL for information to assist with writing projects. 

OWL has extensive examples, explanations and tutorials on all citation styles, including APA, MLA and Chicago.  If you have a citation question, it's almost certain you'll find your answer on OWL.

APA Citation Manual

For APA questions, check out the APA FAQ on the APA Style Blog or the APA cheat sheet from the University of Calgary.

Chicago Citation Manual

MLA Citation Manual

Check out the MLA Style Center for FAQ, sample papers and research help.