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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
"Courage To Believe"
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
  • 3801 Thomas Street
  • Mississauga ON , L5M 7G2
  • Principal: Adriano Bomben
  • Vice Principal(s): Joanne Le Prevost-Groves
    Susan Simeone

  • Superintendents: Laura Odo
  • Trustee: Brea Corbet (Mississauga Ward 10)
    Herman Viloria (Mississauga Ward 8)
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How to Format Papers and Cite Sources

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 MLA Format

MLA Format (8th edition) is a citation and formatting standard used by the Modern Language Association.  It is the style teachers will expect you to use to format your paper and cite your sources for classes such as English, Arts, and some Social Sciences

mla.pngThe Official MLA Style Guide gives tips on things like Formatting a Research Paper and creating your Works Cited page

Seneca College Library on MLA Format - helpful tabs across the top include: How Do I Cite?  for all different types of  print and online source material; Works Cited List & Sample Paper provides a template Word document already set to the proper format; Citation Software provides recommended links to digital citation aids such as and more

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is another expert source on MLA formatting conventions as well as tips for writing essays and research papers.

APA Format

APA.pngAPA Format is the citation and formatting standard of the American Psychological Association and it has been adopted by many disciplines including Science and Social Science courses.

The Official APA Style site - provides quick answers for things like Referencing and Formatting standards.

Seneca College Library on APA Format has everything you need for citing your References, doing In-Text citations, and even a template for setting up your paper in a Word document.


Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) has an expert set of APA guidelines to help you format your paper and reference your sources. 

APA Guide.pdf

APA Style Reference List.docx

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