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APA 7 Workaround for ProQuest Databases

When the style you want is not available from a database, you can grab the DOI of your article from a database and paste it into zoterobib. Here's the workaround with step by step instructions.

1. Get the DOI from ProQuest

In ProQuest databases you can grab the the DOI near the top the article page if it is available. Generally, DOIs will be available for scholarly articles published after 2011.

Alternatively you can grab it from from the citation option under most citation styles. 

PorQuest DOI

2. Now go to zoterobib

zoterobib is free and can create your APA 7 citation for you.

  1. Paste the DOI into zoterobib's entry box and hit Cite.
  2. zoterobib automatically generates a citation.  
  3. You have the option of editing the citation if needed, which sometimes happens with websites


""These instructions work for all ProQuest Research Library databases as well as the SciTech Premium Collection.

1. Click Cite on the right side of your article page.

2. By default, APA comes up in the pop up window. To change to MLA style, click on the pull down menu and hit Change. Copy the citation and paste it into your paper. See the change it tips, below, to make it just right.


Change It Tips

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.
  4. After the page numbers, add:
    1. ProQuest
    2. Document URL or DOI (find the URL on the Abstract/Details page)

It Should Look Like

Corthell, Ronald. "John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine." 

JEGP. Journal of English and Germanic Philology, vol.

100, no. 2, 2001, pp. 280-282. ProQuest, search.