Citation Help

The library has print APA and MLA style manuals as well as a collection of citation help links here.

But did you know that most of the library’s databases either have a citation button that you can click on to create article citations or offer full citations at the end of articles?

Once you have opened an article in a library database, look for a citation button near the top of the page. If you don’t see one, try scrolling down to the end of the article and looking for a full citation.

You can create article citations in all of the library’s ProQuest databases (including ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, Criminal Justice Periodicals, Nursing & Allied Health Source, National Newspapers Core, and ProQuest Research Library) by clicking on the “Cite” button at the top of the page.


Similarly, in Academic Search Complete, you can create an article citation by clicking on the “Cite” button on the right hand side of the page.


Many of the library’s databases (including BigChalk’s eLibrary, Credo Reference, Poetry and Short Story Criticism, and SIRS), automatically provide citations at the end of articles.

In ARTstor, ERIC, and PubMed, you need to sign in or select images and documents in order to access citation tools.

If you have any questions about creating article citations, please ask the reference librarian!

A Cautionary Note: While the citation creation features in our databases should adhere to the latest APA and MLA citation manual standards, we recommend that you examine your citations carefully for errors or omitted information. It’s your responsibility to make sure your citations are correct!



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