This page gives tips on creating APA citations for commonly used sources for your class projects, though this is not a full list of how to do everything in APA.
For additional APA guidance, try the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
Most library databases have tools for creating citations in APA and other styles. The images below indicate for what to look for in a couple common library databases: usually a pair of quotation marks indicate citations. Another path is to use the email tools in a database to email yourself your research and a citation all in one message.
Many library databases provide formatted references to use in bibliographies or reference lists. The format is not always completely correct. Double-check the results!
Esearch: look for the quotation mark icon - Cite Now
ProQuest: look for the Cite option on the right side of the detailed item screen:
Electronic article with DOI (direct object identifier)
Frye, C. M., Bennett, R., & Caldwell, S. (2006). Team emotional intelligence and team interpersonal process effectiveness. American Journal of Business, 21(1), 49-58. https://doi.org/10.1108/19355181200600005
Electronic article with exact URL printed on article (if a doi is not available)
Lanier, C. D. Jr., & Saini, A. (2008). Understanding consumer privacy: A review and future directions. Academy of Marketing Science Review, 12(2), 1-45. https://www.amsreview.org/articles/lanier02-2008.pdf
Chapter from a book or eBook
Marcus, J., Rudolph, C. W., & Zacher, H. (2020). An ecological systems framework for work and aging. In D. L. Stone, J.H. Dulebohn, & K. M. Lukaszewski (Eds.), Diversity and inclusion in organizations (pp. 193-223). Information Age Publishing.
This page gives examples for citing reports or data from specialized business databases.
These links offer advice for using APA Style and have enough information for most student papers.