Creating a Works Cited entry in this style is now based upon a process rather than specific rules and follows these principles:
Cite simple traits shared by most works.
Remember that there is often more than one correct way to document a source.
Make your documentation useful to readers.
The idea is to think about the source you are documenting, select the information about the source that is appropriate for your project, and organize it logically and without complication. With this in mind, the process suggests that citations contain the following elements, in order, using the punctuation shown (tips for each element are given in parenthesis):
Following this process, here are very basic citation examples for a book, journal article and web document. For more in-depth guidelines and tips be sure to consult the MLA Handbook or the resources listed below.
Citing Images in MLA (from State College of Florida)
The APA style for citing sources is called a References page. Here are some basic examples for a book and a journal article. For additional format varieties, use the other resources listed below.
Book, generic format:
AuthorLastname, First Initial. (Year). Book title. Publisher.
Book, specific example:
Journal article from database, generic format:
AuthorLastName, First Initial. (Date). Article title. Journal Title, Volume(Issue),
Journal article from database, specific example:
in Wayne County, Michigan: A comparison by ZIP code characteristics. Journal Of The American Pharmacists Association: Japha, 54(6), 618-624. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2014.14105
References Page Tips
APA Style (7) Blog (the official companion to the Publication Manual of the APA)