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.
- MLA: Modern Language Association - for the Humanities courses.
MLA Practice Template
MLA Sample Paper Format
- 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 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:
- APA Style
- APA Style Blog
- APA Style FAQs
- APA Sample Papers here, here, and here
- MLA Eighth Edition Interactive Web Guide
- MLA Style
- "What's New in the Eighth Edition"
- MLA Sample Papers here and here
- Guide to Grammar and Writing
- University of Kansas: KU Writing Center
- OWL Purdue: Online Writing Lab at Purdue
- English Grammar 101