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APA & MLA Citations

Online Citation Builders

Online Citation Builders


These make research so much easier!

Remember--record your sources as you find them. It is the worst practice to compile your references after your paper is complete.

Why Cite?

Why Cite?

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Referencing or citing your information . . .

  • provides evidence of your research
  • shows your professor  that you have read widely and can represent a range of views
  • gives weight to your argument by citing authoritative and appropriate sources
  • shows good record keeping in that you are acknowledging and crediting others for their ideas
  • enables you to revisit sources

While APA and MLA formats are the most common styles used at Adelphi, there are many different publishing styles. Your professor will tell you which citation style to use. 

APA Format

APA Style Aid

References Page, In-Text Citations, Paper Formatting

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MLA Format

MLA Style Aid

Works Cited Page, In-Text Citations, Paper Formatting

See examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in MLA style

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MLA Style Citations

MLA Style (Citation style from the Modern Language Association.) To use when studying literature and language and related fields in the Humanities.