Let's Talk Style
(You can dance if you want to)
Now back to business...
APA vs MLA
You Quote It, You Note It
To start, let's take a look at what plagiarism is, quoting vs paraphrasing, and how to embed quotes and correctly cite your references.
- Click on the link below. Use with Explorer 11 or Chrome. With Chrome, you'll have to manually enable Flash for the lesson to work. Go to the address bar and click on the lock icon on the left. Choose "site settings". Another window will open. Scroll down and "Allow" Flash.
- Read the instructions as you go through and record any questions that come to mind.
- Select the character "Emma" (Science) to learn about the APA format.
You Quote It, You Note It (Flash required)
You Quote It, You Note It (Beta of new version)
- format a page (i.e., margin, header, spacing, font)
- create an in-text/embedded citation (i.e., what information needs to be included)
- consult a sample paper (see how to title the last page of your essay)
Go to APA Citation Maker. Match the source you would use for each of the following items:
- a multi-volume encyclopedia
- a short story
- a print newspaper article
- an article on a website
- a YouTube video
For more tools and information, consult the MLA/APA page on FMSS Library's website
Mario image from Haiku Deck. App. 16 Sept 2013.
Plagiarism, conceptual image. [Photograph]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.