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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016     Views: 49

Two frequently used citation styles include MLA and APA. Compare your journal or book citation to the MLA and APA citations below to determine which style it is. If it is neither MLA or ALA, it may be another style like Chicago/Turabian.

Below is a comparison of how an edited book is cited in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles, as adapted from The Purdue OWL: Citation Chart. See The Purdue OWL: Citation Chart for a more comprehensive comparison between the styles.

MLA APA Chicago
Book, author with an editor Poston, Ted. A First Draft of History. Ed. Kathleen A. Hauke. Athens, U of Georgia P: 2000. Poston, T. (2000). A first draft of history. In Kathleen A. Hauke (Ed.). Athens: University of Georgia Press. Poston, Ted. A First Draft of History. Edited by Kathleen A. Hauke. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.