Essay Citation Crossword

    Citation Game Index

  • APA Book Citation
  • APA Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • APA Music Recording Citation
  • APA Online Periodical (magazines, newspapers) Citation
  • APA Scholarly Journal, Print Citation
  • APA Scholarly Journal, Web Citation
  • APA Television Broadcast or Series Episode Citation
  • MLA Art/Photographs Citation
  • MLA Book Citation
  • MLA Interview Citation
  • MLA Lecture or Speech Citation
  • MLA Online Periodical (magazines, newspapers) Citation
  • MLA Photo sharing sites, i.e., Picasa, Flickr, etc. citation
  • MLA Scholarly Journal, Print Citation
  • MLA Scholarly Journal, Web Citation
Welcome to the Citation Game! Here you will play an interactive game and learn how to correctly format APA or MLA citations for some of the most commonly used citation types.

You won’t find every type within this game, but you can always go to the resources listed below for more information.

We will add more types of citation, so be sure to come back and play often.

Before you begin, please print out the two Review sheets: the APA review sheet (or as a pdf) and the MLA review sheet (or as a pdf) to use while playing this game.

  1. Using the Citation Game Index box on the right, click on a citation formation that you would like to learn.
  2. Drag and drop the citation pieces in the correct order for that type.
  3. When you think your answer is correct, click the Check button.
  4. If your answer is incorrect, you can click the Restart button or move the pieces around and click the Check button again.
  5. If you need help, click the Hint button and it will tell you what is right.
  6. If your answer is correct, click the forward arrow to move to the next citation or click Index to choose a different citation type.

Note: You won't be scored on the alignment. In APA and MLA citations, the first line of each citation should be left-aligned, and subsequent lines should be indented five spaces. This game is based solely on the order of the citation elements, and not on alignment.

To learn more about citation, go here for more sources: APA and MLA Citation Sources

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Cite in MLA automatically using EasyBib’s citation generator.

How to Format Publishers in MLA 8

The publisher is the name of the organization or company responsible for making the work available, and you’ll want to be sure to correctly cite this information. To cite publishers using MLA 8:

  • Include only the name of publishers and omit business words. The business words are usually found directly after the name of the publisher. This includes words such as company, corporation, limited, and others. (Example: Use Dream Books NOT Dream Books Company, LLC.)
  • Use UP for University Press (Example: Use Cambridge UP NOT Cambridge University Press)

How to Cite a Book in MLA 8:

Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree, Harper & Row, 1964.

Sometimes there will be numerous organizations listed as being responsible for publishing the source.   In this case, just include the company that is most responsible for the source’s publication.


If two or more organizations are equally responsible, separate the names with a forward slash.

Bilodeau, Brent L. “Understanding Genderism.” The Art of Effective

Facilitation: Reflections from Social Justice Educators, edited by Lisa

M. Landreman, ACPA-College Student/Stylus, 2013, pp. 67-80.


It is not always necessary to include the name of the publisher. For the following sources, omit this information:

  • Any periodicals including journals, magazines, or newspapers
  • A website when the name of it is the same as the publisher


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