The American Psychological Association provides a resource website, APAStyle.org, for its formatting style. This website provides citation guidelines for both standard and non-standard resources, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also provides information on overall paper format, such as margin sizing, line spacing and table of contents formatting. In addition to these quick resources, the website provides a basic, guided APA formatting tutorial, and sells APA style guides, instructional resources and online resources.
Purdue University's online writing lab also provides in-depth resources for the APA formatting style. This website contains basic and extensive APA formatting and citation guides, example papers and citations, and links to external APA formatting resources. Purdue's online writing lab also offers mail tutors. Individuals can email these tutors with concise, specific styling or formatting questions. In addition to APA guidelines, the Purdue online writing lab provides information on other formatting styles and general writing, formatting and grammar resources.
The APA style is a set of document, citation, and writing style formats maintained by the American Psychological Association and adhered to by scientific writing in a multitude of behavior and social science fields. The APA states that the intention of the APA style is to make scientific writing standard, concise and focused on advancing the concepts and issues at hand without distracting prose.