Answered By: Elina Puckett
Last Updated: May 05, 2016     Views: 17

The Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) have both created standard formats for formatting research papers and citing sources.

There are other styles for formatting papers, but these are two of the most common. The resources below will help you format your paper and cite your sources correctly.

If you haven't tried it before, NoodleTools is a great site for building citations. It's fill-in-the-blank! NoodleTools will format the citations for your sources in MLA, APA, or Chicago style. It will even format your citations in Word for you, and save any citations you create in your own online account. Find out more on our NoodleTools Help Guide.

To learn  how to format your paper in MLA or APA style, or to see sample MLA and APA papers created by your Librarians, check Library Guide for Citing Sources -- APA/MLA formats.

The Ivy Tech Library also has several copies of the official manuals for citing sources in both MLA and APA style, as well as several other guides and quick reference books. Check it out here.

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