APA Style Manuals

APA (American Psychological Association) citation references generally contain author, year of publication, title and publication information. APA style documentation uses in-text parenthetical references with author date.

The most current edition of a style manual is on Reserve at the Library Services Desk. For help, inquire at the Library Services Desk. Always refer to the print style guide for complete citation formats and descriptions.


Digital Object Identifiers, or DOIs, are persistent links used in scientific and scholarly publishing to provide a permanent electronic address to avoid the problems of broken, outdated, or changed links. opens new windowThe DOI System provides a means for managing information in changing digital environments.

Database Citation Tools (EBSCO)

Most ORU databases provide citation tools that include APA style citation format. For information on citations in EBSCO databases, click one of the links below.

For a Single Citation:
In an EBSCO database, such as opens new windowAcademic Search Complete or opens new windowAPA PsycInfo, click the Cite link located in the Tools menu on the right sidebar. (The "Tools" menu is only available on the item record and does not show up on the results page.) Choose a format style then copy, paste, and edit the citation to match your course requirements.

EBSCO Citation tool opens new windowGo to the record.

The EBSCO folder is a personal information management tool to save articles, save searches, create citations lists, and more. Create a folder, then sign in to your folder when you search any EBSCO database. Note: Items added to the default folder are NOT saved; you must be signed in to your Folder to save articles.

For a Multiple Citations:
Access your EBSCO folder. Click a title to view the detailed record. Click the Cite button. Choose a format style then copy, paste, and edit the citation to match your course requirements.

  1. Access the your EBSCO folder.
    In the folder:
  2. Click checkboxes to mark items to be cited.
  3. Print icon (in the right toolbar).
    In the Print Manager window:
  4. Uncheck HTML Full Text and Search History boxes, if showing and checked.
  5. Choose a Citation Format.
  6. Click Print (items are reformatted). Cancel the print, then copy, paste, and edit citations according to your course and professor requirements.