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Citing Sources: Generating Citations from Research Databases

Generating Citations in Research Databases

You can automatically generate citations for your research papers by using RefWorks, or use the special tools in each of the databases:

EBSCO

Once you complete your search, open the article, by clicking on the HTML Full-Text or PDF Full-Text link after the summary.

  • On the right-hand side of the screen, click on "Cite"
  • Choose your citation style.
  • Copy and paste it into a document.

JSTOR

Once you complete your search, look under the abstract or summary of the article you've selected. 

  • Click on "Cite this Item".
  • Copy a citation to the clipboard icon and paste it into your document.

ProQuest

Once you complete your search, open an article by clicking on the title of the article.

  • On the upper right-hand side of the screen, click on "Cite"
  • Choose your citation style.
  • Copy and paste it into a document.

Google Scholar

Once you complete your search, you will have a list of results to choose from.

  • Underneath the article summary, look for the Cite icon represented by quotation marks " "
  • Click on it to generate a citation and choose the appropriate style you need for your paper.