REFERENCING AND ESSAY APA STYLE VS MLA STYLE.
APA referencing format and MLA styles, both utilize different forms citations and a list of references and the table below gives a summary of the difference between APA and MLA style of referencing an essay.
|APA FORMART||MLA FORMANT|
|a) Used in social science, education, sociology, psychology and medical sciences -nursing.||a) Used in humanities, English, speech and theatre fields.|
|b) In- text citation the author’s name and the year of publication is indicated and page number in case of quotation or paraphrasing.||b) In-text citation the author’s last name and a page number are included.|
|c) Cited sources are referred to as reference list.||c) Cited sources are referred to as work cited|
|d) Title page and header are on separate page cover||d) No title page is required|
|e) The title of the paper, your full names and the name of your institution are all centered and double spaced.||e) Your full name, instructors name, course title or number is left aligned and double spaced|
|f) A quote of 40 words or more is formatted as a blockquote.||f) Quotes of four lines of pros or a verse of more than three lines are formatted as quotes.|
|g) Heading and subheading are used to arrange your work||g) No headings and subheadings.|
|h) The author’s names are listed, the last name then initial.||h) The authors are listed, the first name then the last name.|