Welcome to the BSC Library's APA Tutorial!
This tutorial will review the basics of formatting your paper and citing your sources in APA Style. Please note that this tutorial is NOT intended to be a replacement for acquiring the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The manual is the definitive source for APA rules and provides more thorough guidelines. The official APA Style website is also an authoritative resource.
Why Do I Need to Learn How to Cite My Sources?
Why APA? (Beyond the fact that my instructor told me to.)
APA Style was originally developed to make sure papers were formatted consistently within the fields of psychology and anthropology (American Psychological Association, 2020, About APA Style). APA is now used across a variety of disciplines, including social sciences and health studies (American Psychological Association, 2020, About APA Style). Most courses at Bay State require the use of APA Style.