Q. How can I get the database to make an APA citation?


In most databases, there is something called Citation or Citation Tools. Click on this in the database after you find your article and be sure to select APA.  You can copy and paste the citation into your Word document.  Caution:  You will probably need to "fix" the citation to match what is shown on the APA Help Guide.

To check and fix the citation:

  • Visit the APA Help guide
  • Click on References and In-text Citation Examples
  • Then click on the arrow by LIBRARY DATABASES to see examples of correct citations.

If you have more questions contact your campus Librarians.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Baker Librarians

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