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SWK 452: Research & Program Evaluation (Gresham): APA Style

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Generating the APA Citations for Your Literature Review

GALILEO can be a great starting point for generating the APA citation for your abstract, but use caution when copying/pasting these citations into your document.

Not only do GALILEO citations come with some formatting issues (font, color, highlighting, etc.), but they've also been known to be incomplete and/or inaccurate at times.

When using a citation from GALILlEO (or one of its databases), always double-check the citation against an example from the Purdue OWL or an APA style manual. Be sure to follow proper APA capitalization rules for article titles and italicize the journal name and volume number (but not the issue number, if available).

Also make sure that your citation has been properly formatted according to APA style rules:

Look for This Cite Option in ProQuest Databases

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

Webpage or Piece of Online Content

Eco, U. (2015). How to write a thesis [PDF file]. (Farina C. M. & Farina F., Trans.) Retrieved from
_thesis/.../Umberto+Eco-How+to+Write+... (Original work published 1977).

Article From an Online Periodical

Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from

Article From an Online Periodical with DOI Assigned

Wooldridge, M.B., & Shapka, J. (2012). Playing with technology: Mother-toddler interaction scores lower during play with electronic toys. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 33(5), 211-218.

Article From an Online Periodical with no DOI Assigned

Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. Retrieved from

Newspaper Article

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Data Sets

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from

What is Zotero?

Zotero is your "personal research assistant" . . . It's a "free, easy-to-use tool" that helps you to "collect, organize, cite, and share research."

What would I use Zotero for?

You would use Zotero to generate the citation for the journal article that you've written an abstract for.
"Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside [Microsoft] Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs."

How do I use Zotero?

Explore the information available on the TU Library's Zotero Research Guide in order to learn how to install Zotero, how to use Zotero to gather your citations, and how to use Zotero to generate your APA citation directly in Microsoft Word*.

*Zotero has provided the following documentation on integrating their citation services with the following word processing platforms: