Answered By: Matt Stevons
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2018     Views: 1479

For nearly every article or e-book you find in the Library, there is a citation assistance feature which will show you how to cite the item in APA format. Below are some examples:


In EBSCO databases, click on the blue title of an item to open the detailed record page.

On the far right side of the screen you’ll see the Tools column with several buttons/icons, including the Cite button. See the example below:

 You will see examples of how to cite the item in several styles, including APA. 

You will also see the Cite button after opening PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text articles, and after opening eBooks.


In some of the individual databases, the cite button is in a different location.

In Books 24/7, click on  Citation




In Gale Virtual Reference Library, open an item, then click on Citation Tools


In ProQuest databases, open an item and click on Cite in the download box to the right of the article.


The APA info from the Cite button should be mostly correct, but it is ALWAYS a good idea to double check it against APA rules just in case there is a mistake or a change. The citation suggestions are made from a computer script looking for matches in the publication information about the document, they're not hand-crafted by human APA experts.  Some common changes you'll need to make to the citation are fixing capitalization of book or article titles and checking that the page numbers are correct.

For assistance with the APA citation format, visit APA Style Central.

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