A Note about MLA and APA Styles
This Writer's Style Guide mainly uses Modern
Languages Association (MLA) style. It is the preferred style in
many North American colleges and universities.
American Psychological Association (APA) style is an alternative
style that many colleges and universities require for courses in
social sciences. APA style is addressed in another booklet, the
Social Sciences Style Guide.
The MLA and APA styles do not normally use footnotes or endnotes
to indicate sources of information. Those kinds of documentation
were once more widely used, and you should be aware that some faculties
of history and other disciplines still require them. Once you have
learned to apply MLA style consistently, you will find that you
can soon learn alternative styles if the need arises.