Q. Citing an article in APA format

I am trying to cite this article and I remember in a class I went to that there is an easy way to do it but I do not remember how to get there. I am supposed to use an APA format for the reference but unsure of what that is. If you could help me remember how to do that, that would be so helpful!


Here's the easiest way to do it: copy and paste the title of the article into the big search box on the library homepage. It should come up as the first result. In upper right corner of the result you need, click the quotation mark icon "Cite this item" then choose the citation style you want and copy the citation result.

We also have a citation management tool called RefWorks you can try. This is a tool where you can collect citations all together from different places. So it is great if you are writing a paper and want to organize things in one place. You can download a plug in tool for Word or Google Docs that helps you write the paper in the style you need, and will automatically produce the reference list in APA style for you, or any other style you choose. If you want to try it and need help getting started, one of the research and teaching librarians at either campus library can help you. You can get to RefWorks from any subject guide under "tools" - or from the library homepage under "Research Help" - and need to create a personal account to use it .

Finally, we have a tip sheet with how to cite in APA style on our library website under "Research Help" - "APA Style Guide".

  • Last Updated Sep 19, 2019
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  • Answered By Beth Dyer

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