Find APA Citations from "Search Library Resources" Results

Library tools that provide APA Formatted References List entries for individual journal articles:

 


1) Citation available in the initial search service ("Search Library Resources.")

 

    If you use the main library search box ("Search Library Resources") on the library's main page, each result attempts to list the citation in APA style by using the following steps.

 

A) Go to the library's homepage (http://library.csustan.edu )

 

B) Search for your article (for example, this search result - http://bit.ly/2mUibbb )

 

C) Click on the title of the desired article (for example, this record for Song’s article - http://bit.ly/2mJFepj )

 

D) At the full record for that specific article, look on the right side of the screen to see the article listed in various citation formats (including APA).

 

Note: these citations aren’t always 100% accurate, so you may need to update them to be 100% correct.  For example, these entries do not include the correct “hanging indent” (first line flush left, subsequent lines indented 0.5%) or the correct spacing (double-space the entries in APA style. Also, the word “China” is a proper noun and should be capitalized.

 

Song, Y. (2014). Losing an only child: The one-child policy and elderly care in China. Reproductive Health Matters, 22(43), 113-124.

 


2) EasyBib Citation Tool - automatic

 

    The library provides an “EasyBib” citation tool that helps you create citations to articles based on the information from the article itself.

 

A)     Go to the library's homepage (http://library.csustan.edu )

B)      Choose

Help (pull-down menu)

How to Cite Sources (http://library.csustan.edu/citing-sources/how-cite-sources )

EasyBib (http://library.csustan.edu/guides/citation-style/easybib.html)

Access Full Library Edition of EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com.libproxy.csustan.edu/ )

C)      At the EasyBib menu, choose APA

D)     After choosing APA, choose Journal.

E)      Copy and paste the title of the article into the journal box

F)      The search results should generate a match.  Click on the matching entry to display the article formatted for an APA References list.

 


3) EasyBib Citation Tool - manual

 

    The library provides an “EasyBib” citation tool that helps you create citations to articles based on the information from the article itself.

 

A)   Go to the library's homepage (http://library.csustan.edu )

B)   Choose:

Help (pull-down menu)

How to Cite Sources (http://library.csustan.edu/citing-sources/how-cite-sources )

EasyBib (http://library.csustan.edu/guides/citation-style/easybib.html)

Access Full Library Edition of EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com.libproxy.csustan.edu/ )

C)      At the EasyBib menu, choose APA

D)     After choosing APA, choose Journal.

E)      Click “Manual Cite”  (under the journal text entry box)

F)      Complete the form (journal, author, title, volume, etc.)

For electronic/online journals, APA prefers the DOI.  If there is no DOI, then they prefer to use the journal’s homepage on the publisher’s website (and not a local library link to a copy on a service like EBSCO or ProQuest.)

G)     Submit