Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 49449

If you have full access to EasyBib you can easily convert from one citation style to another. If you are a COM student you can get free full access to EasyBib. Find out how you can get free access using the link below.

If you don't have access to EasyBib, but there are some fairly easy ways to get citations for articles and books:

If you have an article and it is available from EBSCO you can grab the citation in multiple citation styles:

  1. Go to EBSCO and type in the title of your article.
  2. Find it on the result list and click on it.
  3. Click on the Cite icon and copy the citation style you want into your paper. Make sure to double space with a hanging indent.

If you have a book, you can get a cititon in muliple formats from Worldcat:

  1. Go to WorldCat and search for your book.
  2. From the results list, click on the title.
  3. Once on the item page, select Cite/Export.
  4. A pop-up window will launch with APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Turabian style citations. 
  5. Click on your style to get the citation. 
  6. Make sure to double space with a hanging indent.

If your article is not available in EBSCO or you don't have access to EBSCO, Son of Citation Machine can save you some time:

  1. Go to Son of Citation Machine.
  2. Choose the citation style you want.
  3. Click on Journal.
  4. Type the citation info you have into the form to create your new citation.

Keep in mind that in addition to any spacing, indentation, and font changes that may be necessary, the citations provided by databases and generators may have other errors. These could include capitalization, italics, and more. Access the Grab a Citation tab in either of the citation guides linked. The tabs show you how to get the citations from our databases, and also how to make common corrections! Use the other tabs in the guide, the MLA Style Guide, or a resource such as Purdue Owl to make sure no other changes need to be made.

Comments (2)

  1. Wrong. The cite button often gets it wrong, either by perpetuating the wrong style embedded in the journal, e.g., MLA journal when converted to APA, or by capitalizing EVER interior word in an APA Periodical name, including In, And, The, On.
    by Doug on Nov 03, 2015.
  2. Hi Doug

    If you go to our Cite MLA and Cite APA style guides linked in the answer and select the Grab a Citation tab, we provide instructions on obtaining citations from our databases, and also how to make common corrections. The Formatting Tips tab provides instructions on creating a hanging indent, among other things. I added this information to the original answer to clarify. The answer does mention that spacing and indentation will have to be corrected. Thank you.
    by Erin McDaniel on Nov 03, 2015.

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