Q. How do I view an APA formatted citation in the Library databases?


To generate citations in EBSCOhost and Roadrunner, simply click on the article title you wish to cite from your search results screen. This will bring you to the Detailed Record page. On the right hand side of the screen, click the link for "Cite" within the Tools box, as shown below. A pop up screen will open up showing various citation styles. If this screen does not open, you may need to allow for pop ups in your internet browser.

EBSCO article record screen with the Cite button highlighted.

To generate citations in ProQuest and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses from the search results screen, click the checkbox next to the document(s) you wish to cite. Next, click the link for "Cite" within the Tools box, as shown below. Select your citation style from the drop-down list.

ProQuest search results screen with the Cite button highlighted.

You may look for similar citation options within many other Library databases. Contact the Library if you have any questions about which databases provide this feature and where to locate it.

It is extremely important to check the article citation for proper APA Style, as database citation tools are subject to error. The most authoritative source is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Edition.

Please note that this information only serves as guidance. For additional assistance with APA Style, contact the Academic Success Center via their Ask a Coach page.


  • Last Updated Jan 18, 2019
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