Can the library databases (like Academic Search Premier) show the citation for an item?


Many of the library databases can give you the citation for a specific sources. Generally these options are available as part of the email/save functions. You can check an individual databases "help" to find the specific directions on generating a citation. Example: In EBSCOhost (e.g. Academic Search Premier, etc.), to view citation formats for an article:
  • Run a search in an EBSCOhost database (e.g. Academic Search Premier) and view the search results. Once you have selected an article, click the title to get the "Detailed Record." Next click the Cite icon on the right hand side of the Detailed Record page. Click cite link.
  • Select the citation format you want such as APA or MLA (if you are unsure which style to use, ask your instructor), copy and paste the citation directly into your bibliography, list of references or a document created in a word processing program such as Word.
  • In Libraries search, click the "quotes" Click the quote to make the citation in Libraries search.
  • In Google Scholar, click the "quotes" Click the quote in Google scholar to make the citation.
Warning: Be sure to consult a style manual or guide to double check the formatting-as this automatic citation generator does make errors.


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