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Learn about PERRLA Online

See it in action

See how PERRLA Online works in just a couple of minutes. This video will walk you through the basics of writing your first paper in PERRLA Online.

Every PERRLA subscription includes PERRLA Online & PERRLA for Word!


PERRLA Online is our web-based application that allows you to write APA & MLA papers from any computer. It has all our paper-writing functionality, plus the ability to organize your paper's research notes and outline. It also offers a number of tools for tracking your schoolwork.

PERRLA for Word

PERRLA's Add-in for Microsoft Word runs directly inside Word. It does all the formatting for you. So, write you content with Word and allow PERRLA to create your references and citations.

Latest APA & MLA formats

PERRLA is 100% compatible with APA 7, APA 6, MLA 9, and MLA 8 formatting guidelines. We monitor all APA & MLA updates to make sure PERRLA is always up-to-date!


Auto-fill Reference Wizard

Use our Auto-fill tool to search for books, journal articles, & websites without any typing. Manually create every other reference type with our guided Reference Wizard.

Formats your entire paper

PERRLA formats your references, page margins, headings & text styles, table of contents, abstracts, reference section, tables, figures, and citations. We do it all so you don’t have to.

Reference Syncing

PERRLA automatically syncs your references across computers so you can access your entire reference library from anywhere.


PERRLA is always up-to-date

Updating software is a pain. PERRLA updates itself automatically without you having to do a thing.

US-based Support

Our Customer Support team is serious about helping students. They’re available 7 days a week until 10pm Central.

Don't just take our word for it

Check out some of our biggest fans—students like you.

"Easy to use and understand program, making all of our APA papers much easier. Thanks PERRLA!"

– Courtney
Fitchburg State Univesity

"I love PERRLA! My last paper actually got a 100 just because they praised my APA format. Thanks PERRLA!"

– Jodi
Master of Nursing student

"Got me through my master's and now doctorate. Love PERRLA."

– Sherry, DNP

"Perrla has saved my life. I write so many papers for Nursing School and this software has been a huge help - feeling happy!"

– Becca

"Used PERRLA for two degrees. Thank goodness!"

– Maribeth

"I've made an A on every paper since using PERRLA! Support is terrific...start your free trial today. You'll be glad you did!

– Suzanne
Pfeiffer University

"After 27 years of being out of school, it was very intimidating. PERRLA has made it so much easier and I'd recommend it to anyone."

– Jay
Second-career student

"APA is the best it has saved me so much time trying to format"

– Latrice

"Being able to edit papers online now is fantastic. THANKS PERRLA!"

– Michael

"I have used it for years. When I was working on my bachelors degree and now that I need to make bibliographies for talks and presentations."

– Mark Kay