APA is list of references.
MLA is a list of works cited.
APA reference style is used in subjects like psychology, sociology and medical sciences.
MLA reference style is used in literature, speeches, theater etc.
It requires a title page prior to writing the paper.
There is no title page used in MLA style.
Authors names are listed in the following pattern.
Last name, first initial (Doe, J.)
Last name, first name (Doe, John)
While writing text, citations should have author, year and page number. (Doe, 2010, p. 56)
While writing text, citations should have author and page number. (Doe 60)
Headings and subheadings can be used to organize the paper.
No headings and subheadings are required while writing the reference.