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Food Systems

A guide to library resources and other sources for researching food systems

Citing APA Style

Resources to help with citation

Managing your Citations

Options to create the perfect A+ citation

1. QuickSearch: Use the citation symbol in the record and select APA Style 7th edition.

  • BEST for: articles found in QuickSearch, scholarly article found elsewhere, newspaper artciles
  • TIP: paste the title in quotes in QuickSearch, check k the Expand My Search box on the right to search for the record in libraries other than Rutgers

2. Databases: Look for a CITE option. E.g., in the ProQuest databases, select the article and click on the citation symbol in the top right corner (currently providing APA Style 6th edition)

  • BEST for: saving instant citations for articles found in the particular database, including newspaper articles in many
  • ALTERNATIVES: QuickSearch, Google Scholar, manuallly

3. Google Scholar: preferably from the RUL link. Use the citation symbol below the record and select APA Style.

  • BEST for: scholarly articles found anywhere.
  • TIP: paste the title in quotes in Google Scholar

4. Manual editing: Always double check the citations generated by any of the above methods! Use the OWL from Purdue or the APA Handbook online.

  • BEST for: anything and everything, if you want that A+ for your paper!!
  • TIP: use it for web sites and other primary documents

See more from Purdue OWL on how to format your references, including a detailed list with APA Style citation examples with the most relevant examples to your paper.


APA Citations


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