The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the "official" handbook for the APA style. It is as detailed and covers every aspect of the research paper just like the MLA manual. If you are going to need to use APA, you should look up the book and go through it.
The majority of college papers require MLA, APA being reserved for the hard sciences. In this course we will focus on MLA, but you will definitely want to know where to look in case you need to switch to APA. Here are the sites: