Citation Style

The following tables are designed to server as a quick reference for citing working in MLA and APA styles. A detailed description of each style can be found on the MLA and APA pages.

MLA
Book Works Cited

Author with last name first.  Title.  Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

In-Text

(Author’s last name Page number).

Journal Works Cited

Author with last name first.  “Article title.”  Journal name Volume.Number (Year): Page range.

In-Text

(Author’s last name Page number).

Newspaper Works Cited

Author with last name first.  “Article title.”  Newspaper name Date: section and page number.

In-Text

(Author’s last name Page number).

Web Site Works Cited Author with last name first.  “Title of web page or section of web site.”  Title of overall web site.  Date last updated.  Date you accessed it <Web site address>.
In-Text (Author’s last name).
OR, if no author:
(“Shortened title of page or section”).

APA
Book Works Cited

Author with last name first. (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

In-Text

(Author’s last name, Year, p. Page number).

Journal Works Cited

Author with last name first.  (Year of publication).  Title of article.  Journal Name, Volume(Number), Page range.

In-Text

(Author’s last name, Year, p. Page number).

Newspaper Works Cited

Author with last name first.  (Year, Month Date).  Title of article.  Newspaper name, pp. section and page number.

In-Text

(Author’s last name, Year, p. Page number).

Web Site Works Cited Author with last name first. (Date of publication).  Title of section or page.  In Title of overall web site.  Retrieved Month Date, Year, from http://Web site address
In-Text (Author’s last name, Year).
OR, if no author:
(“Shortened title of page or section,” Year).

These are only a small sampling of potential citations.  Many guides and reference handbooks are available to help you with the other possibilities that may come up – a commonly used one is Diana Hacker’s Rules for Writers.  Remember to always double check the style if you’re unsure. 

Also remember each of the following has an appropriate MLA or APA style:

  • Page numbers
  • Heading/Title page
  • Works Cited/References page