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Citation Guide (APA, MLA and More): Citations (APA 6th and MLA 8th)

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APA and MLA Style Guidelines


 

 


Detailed examples of citations, paper format, etc... from the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Citations (APA 6th and MLA 8th)

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA.  

Editor instead of an author? Examples of how to cite: APA Example; MLA Example

APA Book & eBook

APA Format

Author last name, Initial. (Year).Title of book. City, Country of Publication:

     Publisher.

APA Book Example

Evans, J. (2007). Your psychology report: The essential guide. Los Angeles, CA:

     Sage.

APA eBook Example

Broussard, M. S. (2017). Reading, research, and writing. Retrieved

     from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com

MLA Book & eBook
MLA Format

Author last name, first name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date   

     of Publication.

MLA Book Example

Northcut, Francis. How to Get A's in College: Hundred's of Student Tested

     Tips. Hundred Heads Books, 2007. 

MLA eBook Example

Drew, Sue, and Rosie Bingham. The Guide to Learning and Study Skills: For

     Higher Education and at Work, Routledge, 2017,eBook

     Central, ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ggc/detail.action?docID=870759. 

   

 

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA. More than one author? APA Example. MLA Example.

APA Journal Article
APA Journal Format

Author last name, initials. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Journal name in

     Italics.Vol(Issue)page range - with a hyphen. doi:10. xxx or https://dx.doi

APA Journal Example

Burman, J. T. (2018). Through the looking-glass: PsycINFO as an historical 

    archive of trends in psychology. History of Psychology, 21(4), 302-333.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hop0000082

MLA Journal Article
MLA Journal Format

Author's last name, First name Initial., "Title of Article." Title of Journal Article in

     Italics, vol., no., year, page numbers. Name of database provider. DOI or

     permalink. Date accessed.

MLA Journal Example

Soria, Krista M., et al. "Beyond Books: The Extended Academic Benefits of

     Library Use for First-Year College Students." College and Research Libraries,

     vol. 78, no.1, 2017, pp.8-22. ERIC, doi:10.5860/crl.78.1.8. Accessed 25 Apr.

     2019.

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA. 

APA  Newspaper Article
APA Format

Author last name, Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of article with only the first word, first

     letter of first word after punctuation such as a colon, and  proper nouns

     capitalized. Name of Newspaper in Italics. Retrieved from url home address of

     newspaper 

APA Example

Selingo, J. (2004, February 05). When a search engine isn't enough, call a librarian. New

     York Times. Retrieved from https://nytimes.com

 

MLA Newspaper Article
MLA Format

Authors last name, first name. "Title of Article in Quotation Marks." Title of Newspaper in

     Italics, Day, Month (abbreviated) Year, p. #, Name of Database,

     http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

MLA Example

Selingo, Jeffrey. "When a Search Engine Isn't Enough, Call a Librarian." New York Times,

     05, Feb. 2004,  ProQuest, http://libproxy.ggc.usg.edu/docview/432689424?

     accountid=11244

 

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA.

APA

Films /Movies

APA Format

Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director).(Date of publication). Title

     of motion picture. [Motion picture Medium: DVD, video file, etc.]. Country of

     origin Studio oDistributor.

APA Example

DVD

Walt Disney Studios (Producer) & Fleischer, R. (Director). (2003). 20,000 leagues

     under the sea (Special ed.) [Motion picture DVD]. United States:

     Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

APA Example 

Streaming

Walt Disney Studios (Producer) & Fleischer, R. (Director). (2003). 20,000 leagues

     under the sea (Special ed.) [ Streaming video] Retrieved from http://www.netflix.com

APA    YouTube Videos 
APA Format

Author, A.A. [User name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file].

     Retrieved from http://xxxxx

APA Example  

Sager, C. (2016, June, 09). Print's not dead for comic books [Video file]. Retrieved from 

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqbGVAj6MBA

APA PowerPoint Slides
APA Format

Author, A. A. (year). Title of presentation [Lecture notes or PowerPoint slides].

     Retrieved from http://xxxxx

APA Example

Palmer, R. (2019). GALILEO:STEM, e-books, and professional development  

     resources. [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://about.galileo.

     usg.edu/documents/

 

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA.

MLA Films/Movies
MLA Format

Title. Directed by First Last, performances by Actor Names (if relevant), Film Studio

     or Distributor, year.

MLA Example

Of Mice and Men. Directed by Gary Sinise, performances by John Malkovich and Gary

     Sinise, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2005. 

MLA YouTube Videos
MLA Format

Author last name, first name (if different from uploader). "Title." YouTube, uploaded

     by First Name Last Name of video uploader, Day Month Year of Publication, URL of

     video.

    

MLA Example

"Melinda Gates: Libraries Connect Communities." YouTubeuploaded by American

     Library Association, 28 Mar. 2019,  www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zy_RCdj0Cs.

MLA PowerPoint Slides
MLA Format

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of PowerPoint Presentation." Title of Course

     Date of PowerPoint presentation, Georgia Gwinnett College. Microsoft PowerPoint

     Presentation.

MLA Example

Doe, John. "How to Succeed in College." GGC 1000, 01 Jan. 2020, Georgia Gwinnett

     College. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.                                

NOTE:  If the slides are in Prezi, use Prezi instead of Microsoft in above example

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA.

APA Article from a Webpage

APA Website Format

 

Author last name, initials. (Year of Publication).Title of page. [Format description if 

necessary]. Retrieved from https://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.full.url

APA Website Example

 

American Psychological Association. (2019). Why sleep is important. Retrieved from

https://www.apa.org/topics/sleep/why

MLA Article from a Webpage

MLA Website Format

 

 

Author's last name, First name, Initial., "Title of article." Page name of the site in

     italics, Name of the association or group affiliated with the site, Date

     of creation,URl, doi or permalink. Date accessed. 

MLA  Website Example

 

Why Sleep Is Important. American Psychological Association, 2019, 

www.apa.org/topics/sleep/why. Accessed 3 May 2019.