Methods for Creating Citations
There are several ways to generate citations.
- Citation generation software. The library recommends Zotero (see the Related Resources, Guide to Zotero).
- Citation utilities in library databases
- Citation tools in Google Docs and Word
- Drafting citations by hand using the style manual as a guide.
Citations generators, utilities and tools are all imperfect but save you time. To ensure that you create consistently accurate citations, check citations against the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (not available online).
Most library article databases have tools that automatically generate APA citations. When viewing an article abstract click on the cite icon and cut and paste the citation into the references cited list in your document.
Sometime there are mistakes (usually involving capitilization) in the citations generated. If the citation generated is inaccurate, you can still save time by cutting and pasting the citation and editing it. Use the Purdue OWL, or your print APA Publication Manual, 7th edtion to identify the correct citation form.
In ABI/Inform a Proquest Database
And This Pop-Up Displays the APA Citation
Note APA 7th edition is in use now. Proquest has not yet updated their citation generator to reflect the changes in the style.
In Business Source Premier an EBSCOhost Database
And this Pop-Up displays the Citation
These are examples of APA citations for materials HRD students are likely to need to cite but that are not readily managed by free bibliography generators tools such as EASYbib or Noodletools. If using Zotero you will need to select the item type:
Mauer, R. (2017, August 24). EEOC: Strenghts tests risk bias against women. SHMR. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/eeoc-strength-tests-risk-bias-against-women.aspx
Parenthetical citation: (Mauer, 2017)
Narrative citation: Mauer (2017)
Jean, S. (2020, Winter). Pay equity: Somebody has to regulate. Labor and Employment Law., 48,(2), 1-11. https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/labor_employment_law_news/lel_v48n02_w20.pdf
Parenthetical citation: (Jean, 2020)
Narrative citation: Jean (2020)
Lee, J. Y., Rocco, T. S., & Shuck, B. (2020). What is a resource: Toward a taxonomy of resources for employee engagement. Human Resource Development Review, 19(1), 5-38. doi:http://.oi.org/10.1177/1534484319853100
Parenthetical citation: (Lee, Rocco & Shuck, 2020)
Narrative citation: Lee, Rocco & Shuck (2020)
Deloitte Insights. (2020). 2020 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends. https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/insights/us/articles/us43244_human-capital-trends-2020/us43244_human-capital-trends-2020/di_hc-trends-2020.pdf
Parenthetical citation: (Deloitte Insights, 2020)
Narrative citation: Deloitte Insights (2020)
United States Governement Accountability Office. (2020, February 5). Military Personnel: DOD has made limited progress toward improving oversight of the Exceptional Family Member Program. https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/704274.pdf
Parenthetical citation: (United States Governement Accountability Office, 2020)
Narrative citation: United States Governement Accountability Office (2020)
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2012) Employment cost index: Private industry wages and salaries 2002-2012. [data file]. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost?bls
Edmondson, A. (2017, October). How to turn a group of strangers into a team [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_edmondson_how_to_turn_a_group_of_strangers_into_a_team?language=en
Parenthetical citation: (Edmondson, 2017)
Narrative citation: Edmondson (2017)