The American Psychological Association (APA) recommends the use of the MLA format for psychology. The reason for this is that it is more efficiently written and it is used in business courses.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using MLA or APA. First, the author’s name should always be first in the document, followed by the journal name and year of publication. Second, the headings and subheadings should always be in a specific order. Finally, the full stop should be used to end a sentence.
What Are The Three Main Citation Styles?
MLA and APA favor the first style, while Chicago prefers the second.
The three citation styles are:
1. Author-Date: The first style is used when the author is the author of the work. For example, “John Smith wrote the book “The Catcher in the Rye” in 1951.”
2. Notes: The second style is used when the author gives a brief account of the work or when they are referencing another work. For example, “The Catcher in the Rye” was written in 1951, so “The Catcher in the Rye – 1951” is used.
3. Bibliography: The third style is used when the author provides a complete list of works that are related to the work. For example, “The Catcher in the Rye” has been cited 20 times.
How Do You Cite A Work Source?
“For example, if you are citing the book “The Evolution of Human Attraction” by Christopher Lasch, you might say, “For the purposes of this paper, I am citing the work ‘The Evolution of Human Attraction’ by Christopher Lasch.”
How Do You Cite A Source In Text?
“Here’s a direct quote” (Smith 8)
“Here’s a quote from the author” (8)