Answered By: Katie Hoskins
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020     Views: 61

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.

Citation Style Citation for a book with an editor
MLA

Poston, Ted. A First Draft of History. Ed. Kathleen A. Hauke. Athens, U of Georgia P: 2000.

APA

Poston, T. (2000). A first draft of history. In Kathleen A. Hauke (Ed.). Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Chicago

Poston, Ted. A First Draft of History. Edited by Kathleen A. Hauke. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.