Q. What's are the differences between APA and MLA citations?


MLA and APA are similar, but element order and format differs. For example, authors are 1st in both. MLA uses author(s) full name(s), APA uses last name & first initial. The publication date is near the end in MLA, but comes 2nd in APA. MLA adds format (print or web) and date of accession for web sources. DOI# is needed in APA for periodical article citations.  Both require journal article name, journal title, and volume/issue.  But MLA puts the article title in quotation marks.  To sum up, all citation styles require the author, title, publisher, and date information... they just rearrange the order and have variations in format.


  • Last Updated Aug 10, 2016
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  • Answered By Christina DiCarro

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