There are other styles for formatting papers, but these are two of the most common. Many instructors have a preference between MLA and APA, and they'll tell you which they expect to see in your papers.
The resources below will help you format your paper and cite your sources correctly. If not, choose whichever one makes you feel the most comfortable. The Modern Language Association has created formatting and citation guidelines for both students and advanced writers.
News & World Report Profile.” SRDS Media Solutions.
Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended September 28, 2013.
If no date is available, type "n.d." in the parentheses. How to cite online references." Only the first word of the article title and any proper nouns are capitalized. Enter the day first, followed by the abbreviated month and then the year. 2008." If no date is available, enter "n.d." Type in the medium you accessed the article through, in this case the Web, followed by a period.
Enter the title of the article after the date, followed by a period. Type in the title of the online periodical in italics, followed by a comma and then the volume number followed by a period. If an article created on January 4, 2008 was found on USA University's website, it would appear as: "Smith, John. Please also note: some of the resources below do not cover every possibility you might encounter when trying to cite your sources. For this reason, it is suggested that you consult a style manual to create your bibliography. APA Sample Citations: Note- initially no indent and then following lines indented. The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems. For example, an article written by John Doe and published on December 3, 1999, would appear as "Doe, J. Type the last name first, followed by a comma and then the first name followed by a period. (December 3, 1999)." If the month and day are not available, use the year. The Official Web Resource, 132." Enter "Retrieved from" and the Web address for the article to finish the citation. For example, an article written by John Smith would appear as: "Smith, John." Enter the name of the institution, organization, sponsor or publisher affiliated with the article or site followed by a comma and the date the article was created, followed by a period. For an explicit definition of plagiarism, see the Boston University Academic Conduct Code. For detailed instructions on how to cite within the text of your paper, please consult a style manual listed below. “Company Profile: Apple Inc., 19 September 2014.” Market Line Report via Business Source Complete. BU Librarians often recommend Ref Works as the best tool to manage citations and most importantly Ref Works can automatically create a bibliography in hundreds of styles. Accounts are free for the BU community so only use your email address when creating an account. Chicago Style Sample Citations: Note- initially no indent and then following lines indented. The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems.