Research Documentation Styles

As more and more research is found in electronic format, documentation styles have developed to allow you to cite these resources. Molloy College uses two documentation styles: MLA and APA. First, find out which documentation style you are required to use. Then, once you know the documentation style, you can search the MLA/APA links below to find the Writing Center's shorter printable handouts on citing electronic and print sources.

Molloy College

  • MLA: Modern Language Association - for the Humanities courses.
  • APA: American Psychological Association - for the sciences, social sciences and education. Experimental psychology courses and psychology senior seminar also use APA.

In addition, The Molloy College Guide to MLA and APA, an adaptation and an abridgment of the 2009 MLA and APA manuals, introduces and summarizes both MLA and APA rules. The Guide is available by clicking here or by purchasing a copy in the Molloy College Bookstore.

Other Resources for Students:

Research Styles

APA Style
APA Style Blog

MLA Style

Writing Skills

Guide to Grammar and Writing
University of Kansas: KU Writing Center
OWL Purdue: Online Writing Lab at Purdue
English Grammar 101

Learning Strategies

Academic Skills Center

Research

James E. Tobin Library

Plagiarism

Indiana University-Bloomington: Writing Tutorial Services 

 

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