Library Research Guide
Many databases have a "cite" link on the records that will help you create a citation in the appropriate format. This can be helpful, but you always need to check it. It does not work well for ERIC documents with ED numbers (see ERIC citations below).
You may also need to edit the DOI given by the "cite" feature.
Incorrect DOI format: doi:http://dx.doi.org.er.lib.k-state.edu/10.26634/jet.17.4.17670
Any time you see "er.lib.k-state.edu" in a DOI or other URL, remove it for your citation link. It is what tells the database to ask for your K-State eID login, and will not work for anyone outside of K-State
Correct DOI format for APA 7th edition: http://doi.org/10.26634/jet.17.4.17670
APA 7th edition does not use "doi:" in front of the DOI link.
I highly recommend using a bibliographic management tool. It will save you lots of time in writing your bibliographies, but be sure to proofread - it isn't perfect! Zotero is a good (free) citation management option. Zotero has a quick start guide, and you can find many Zotero tutorials online.
Note: As of Fall 2019, K-State has canceled its subscription to RefWorks.
Find more citation tools on our Citations and Bibliographies research guide.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a good resource for more information about APA and other citation formats. The APA Style Blog (an official publication of APA) answers questions about tricky citation issues.
Although the Proquest interface is great for searching ERIC, ERIC Document citations work a little differently from other items. Do not use the citation that Proquest gives you. In APA 7th Edition format, your citations should lead to the free version (eric.ed.gov).
If your document has an ED number, and eric.ed.gov does provide the full text, it will look like this:
Hinton, S. (2007). Multicultural education online for graduate teachers: Some challenges (ED495857). ERIC. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED495857.pdf
If your document has an ED number, and eric.ed.gov does not provide the full text, it will look like this:
Dharmadasa, I. & Dharmadasa, K.H. (2003). Pre-service teachers' perspectives on multicultural education (ED482692). ERIC. https://eric.ed.gov/?q=ED482692
If your document has an EJ number, it is a journal article, not an ERIC document. Do a regular journal article citation without reference to ERIC.