What are the main differences between APA and MLA?
APA and MLA style both use parenthetical in-text citations to cite sources and include a full list of references at the end, but they differ in other ways:
- APA in-text citations include the author name, date, and page number (Taylor, 2018, p. 23), while MLA in-text citations include only the author name and page number (Taylor 23).
- The APA reference list is titled “References,” while MLA’s version is called “Works Cited.”
- The reference entries differ in terms of formatting and order of information.
- APA requires a title page, while MLA requires a header instead.