Online Writing Lab

Roane State Community College

MLA & APA Style

Research papers are required in many college and university level courses. Research papers place an emphasis on the development of a student's critical thinking and writing skills. To write an effective paper, students must be able to incorporate the ideas of others with their own ideas and analysis. A successful paper is logically organized, fully developed, and free of error. Outside sources should be used properly.

Diagrams for MLA & APA Citations


Formatting a MLA Works Cited Page and Paper

MLA: Using Sources Correctly

MLA Style Works Cited Entries

MLA In-Text Citations


Formatting an APA References Page and Paper

APA Citation Style

APA In-text Citations