APA is the citation style created by the American Psychological Association. It is most often used in the fields of psychology and sociology but is also used in many other disciplines and courses. 

Online Resources Recommended by MSU Writing Center Tutors

  • Academic Writer by the American Psychological Association 
    • The American Psychological Association’s official resource includes interactive tutorials on APA style, a references builder, and an essay formatting tool.  
  • The Chicago School 
    • A quick and accessible guide to in-text citations, common reference types, and formatting.  
  • Purdue OWL 
    • The tried-and-true resource used by many students. 
  • APA Style Guideby the MSU Library 
    • Additional resources compiled by the library.