Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 64063

There are some fairly easy ways to get citations for articles and books. Access the Grab a Citation tab in the citation guides linked. The tabs show you how to get the citations from our databases, and also how to make common corrections!

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.

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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