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Citation Tools

Using the Citation Tool in a Library Database

Most of the library databases have built-in citation tools. Here's how you can generate a citation for an article in the Academic Search Complete database: 

  1. From your search results list, click on an article title. 


     
  2. On the article's detail page, click Cite from the Tools menu on the right-hand side.


     
  3. In the Citation Format pop up window, scroll down the list to find the format you need. Citations formats include APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian. 


     
  4. Select your format.
    1. Copy and paste your preferred citation from the list into your document. 
    2. Or, click on the Export to Bibliographic Management Software link in the lower left-hand corner of the Citation Format window if you want to pull the citation information into Zotero. 

 

Note: Citations generated may not be 100% correct. Pay special attention to personal names, capitalization, and dates. Check with your professor or a librarian for the appropriate citation for your assignment.