New Editions of APA and MLA Style Guides

Did you know that both APA and MLA published new editions of their style guides this past summer? The new editions make changes to documentation style, especially for digital information. Here are some resources to help you navigate the changes.

APA, 6th Edition
• We have copies available at the circulation desk, behind the reference desk, and in the stacks – call number BF76.7 .P83 2010.
• APA’s website explains the changes made to the 6th edition, see www.apastyle.org.
• Our online guide for students can be found here, or click on “Citation & Style Guides” by going to the library homepage at www.fairfield.edu/library and then selecting “Research Assistance” on the left hand side.

MLA, 7th Edition
• We have copies available at the circulation desk, behind the reference desk, and in the stacks – call number LB2369 .G53 2009.
• MLA’s website provides an FAQ to help you understand the changes.
• Our online guide for students can be found here, or click on “Citation & Style Guides” by going to the library homepage at www.fairfield.edu/library and then selecting “Research Assistance” on the left hand side.

We are also offering weekly workshops for students on RefWorks, a citation program that helps organize references and automatically generate bibliographies. Workshops take place every Wednesday at 2:00 pm through December 9. No reservation required, and faculty and staff are welcome. If you prefer, you can make a personal appointment with a librarian to learn RefWorks, just fill out the appointment request form here http://www.fairfield.edu/library/lib_refappointment.html.

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