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Cite Your Sources: Pre-formatted Citations

Learn tips and tricks for finding, creating and citing your sources!

You can find citations formatted in MLA, APA, Chicago, or other styles in some of the databases you use to look for articles!

Look for a Cite or Citation feature in the databases you use to look for articles!

In an EBSCO database, the Cite feature tab can be found by clicking on the article's title, then looking to the toolbar on the right-hand side of the screen: 


In a ProQuest database, the Cite feature tab is located in the top header above your search results:


To get a pre-formatted citation in a ProQuest database, check the box next to the article you want cited, and click the Cite tab.

Some databases will only display one style, with the option to choose other styles, and other databases will display multiple styles.

Remember, you must still proofread any pre-formatted citations. To do so, use one of the freely available online resources, found here Research & Documentation Online by Diana Hacker and here Resources from the OWL at Purdue.