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How do I: Use APA Format

This guide covers Information, Media, and Digital Literacy concepts and Digital Citizenship for Gr. 9-12 students, as well as teacher and parents.

General Citation Information

Online Citation Managers

Free online tools to help you create proper citations!

APA Style - Formatting & Citation

The American Psychological Association (APA) Style is typically used when citing sources in the Social Sciences.


This video was created by Butler Libraries at Butler Community College.

More Citation Tools

Did you know that almost all of the VLC Databases will automatically generate accurate citations for you? 

Examples of Databases that cite at the article level:



and...all 57 Gale Databases!

*APA, MLA, and Chicago style are all typically available.

Did you know that MS Word will automatically generate accurate citations for you? 

What you need to do:

Click on the "References" tab, select the appropriate style, then "Insert [your] citation" (use this for in-text citations, footnotes, or endnotes), create your "Bibliography," or "Manage [your] your Sources."

Look for this: