Q. How do I cite a document from ERIC in APA Style?


ERIC does not provide generated APA citations for their indexed content. One option would be to locate the same title in the Library's Roadrunner Search and use the Cite feature there. This technique works well for journal articles and books. For instructions on locating an article by title, see our FAQ here. Remember to check the citation for proper APA Style by using the APA Publication Manual 6th edition.

To manually format your ERIC citations in APA Style, you'll first need to identify what type of resource it is. Is it a journal article? A dissertation? A conference proceeding? Follow the correct format according to the APA Publication Manual 6th edition. The OWL at Purdue APA Formatting & Style Guide also provides examples.

Additional documents such as reports, working papers, etc. exist only in ERIC. If you are citing one of these resources, it is important to note that the report number should be included and the ED# should be in parenthesis at the end of the citation. You may find this information on the document record that you will access within ERIC. See format and example below.


[Author last name], [First initial]. [Middle initial]. [Publication year]. [Title of Document]([Document or Report number]). [Place of Publication]: [Publishing Agency Name] (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. [ED# or EJ#]).


Naples, N. A. (2000). Economic restructuring and racialization: Incorporation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the rural midwest. Working Paper. (Report WP-7). California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla: Center for Comparative Immigration Studies. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED466345).

ERIC screenshot showing an example article.

For additional assistance with APA Style, contact the Academic Success Center via their Ask a Coach page.


  • Last Updated Jan 16, 2019
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  • Answered By Amanda Bezet

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