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Demystifing APA and MLA Styles

Dr. Andree Swanson, EdD and Chris Crites, MBA So, you have to write a paper and you were told that it must be in MLA format. Did some of these thoughts enter into your mind? What the heck is MLA format? I remember using some sort of style back in high school, but that was ages ago! At the college I attended everything was in APA style. I vaguely remember MLA Oh yes, that’s where you use footnotes, right? Although this is a comparison of the two styles, ultimately, the decision on whether to use MLA or APA style is up to the University or College that you are attending.   MLA vs. APA  Scholars need to lead his or her reader as close to the information as a possible.   The research should be current, typically within the last five years.   As you can imagine in the field of business, engineering, and health care administration, information that is 20 years old would be of little or no use.   The one exception would be historical or literature reviews.   The