Google Scholar now has a cite button on each reference which makes it easy to get an APA formatted reference. See the announcment on the blog and this image taken from the blog post:

example of using cite feature in google scholar


I hope that this encourages more users to add formatted references to questions and answers.

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    A good find, Jeromy! If I run across any old "link only" citations, I will make some attempt to clean them up. Oct 18, 2012 at 3:06
  • While not quite as important as site promotion, I thought this info might benefit from being featured for a couple of weeks (e.g., until perhaps end of October 2012). Let me know if anyone disagrees. Oct 18, 2012 at 3:11
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    I think that's a great idea. Honestly, I think our site is one of the more diligent about writing references properly, but this will help us clean up any corners that we've missed. Oct 18, 2012 at 3:13
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    This is pretty amazing, Jeromy! :D And @ChuckSherrington I would agree -- you guys are like Skeptics-level of citation OCD. :D
    – Aarthi
    Oct 18, 2012 at 6:07
  • Now all we need is an automatic DOI link to be added. :) (... and while we're at it, an automated search for free PDF versions)
    – Steven Jeuris Mod
    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:14
  • @JeromyAnglim another reason to prefer Google Scholar? ;) Oct 18, 2012 at 18:08
  • Ugh where was this when I was in collage
    – Ben Brocka
    Nov 5, 2012 at 5:38


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