Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018     Views: 983

Most databases offer a "cite" feature that will quickly generate a rough citation for you.  Instructions for a few of our most popular search options follow.

IMPORTANT:  Always double-check auto-generated citations against the examples in the appropriate style guide While database auto-cite features are a good time-saving tool, errors are common (capitalization, punctuation, date, etc.).  You'll need to fix those error by hand!

 

Primo Click the item you would like to cite, then look for the citation option. Choose your citation style, then copy the citation and paste it into your document.

Citation generator in Primo

 

 

EBSCO:  Click the article (or book) title in the database.  This will take you to the source's "record" in the database.  On the left side of the record screen, click "Cite."  A list of citations will pop up in the center of the screen (scroll down to find the style that you need).  Highlight the citation, then copy/paste it where needed.

Citation generator in EBSCO

 

ProQuest:  Click the article (or book) title in the database.  This will take you to the source's "record" in the database.  On the left side of the record screen, click "Cite."  A list of citations will pop up in the center of the screen (use the "Citation style" drop-down menu to change the style (to MLA, Chicago, etc.), if needed).  Highlight the citation, then copy/paste it where needed.

Citation generator in ProQuest

Note:  ProQuest database links may have dashes in the URL which can cause an issue when accessing the link later.   Suggest changing the dash to period. 

Example https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/docview/1553045101?accountid=8289
 

Corrected link:    https://search.proquest.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/docview/1553045101?accountid=8289

 

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