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Documentation Styles

When determining how to design your document, review your purpose and audience. Documentation style guides are used for consistency in the way you present your information in a document. The importance of these guides is to make it easier for the reader to understand and find information within the document.

Two Common Guides Used in Academia

MLA

Modern Language Association https://www.mla.org/

APA

American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/

Other websites are very helpful with documenting your sources using MLA or APA standards:

Links and information to additional style guides can be found at http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/manual.html

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