Citations 101: Database Citing Tools

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Using Database Citing Tools

A NOTE ABOUT CITING TOOLS: Be careful when using citations generated by the library databases. Carefully review capitalization and punctuation. It is important that you know the basics of what your citation format requires so that you can correct any issues with the generated citations. Consult the resources listed in this Citations guide to familiarize yourself with your citation format. You will also need to double space and give a hanging indent to your citations in your bibliography or works cited list.


A to Z The World

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Notes & Bibliography, MLA (8th edition)

  1. Click the Cite This Document link on the left, under the country navigational links.
    Cite This Document
  2. A window will pop up with the citation information.
    Pop Up Window
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation. Additionally, there may be a writer listed for a page, and that should be used as the author.
    Writer: Alex Colgan

Business Insights: Essentials (Gale)

See Also: Gale Databases

Citation Formats Supported: APA, MLA (7th edition)

  1. To the right and above the article, click the notebook icon.
    notebook icon
  2. Choose either APA6 or MLA7 and click Download, then choose to Open the document.
    Generate Citation
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Cochrane Library

Citation Formats Supported: none

Cochrane Library does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing articles found using this database. To find the issue and page ranges, you will need to view the PDF (click PDF and then Full PDF on the left).

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Cochrance Database of Systematic Reviews Year.Issue (Year): pages-pages. Cochrane Library. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

McMillan, Roddy, Forssell, Heli, Buchanan, John AG, Glenny, Anne-Marie, Weldon, Jo C., and Joanna M. Zakrzewska. "Interventions for Treating Burning Mouth Syndrome." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016.11 (2016): 1-146. Cochrane Library. Web. 22 May 2017.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. Year, no. X, Year, pp. X-X. Cochrane Library, doi:XXXXXXX.*

Example:

McMillan, Roddy, et al. "Interventions for Treating Burning Mouth Syndrome." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2016, no. 11, 2016, pp. 1-146. Cochrane Library, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002779.pub3.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Year(Issue), pages–pages. https:doi.org/XXXXXXX

Example:

McMillan, R., Forssell, H., Buchanan, J. A. G., Glenny, A. M., Weldon, J. C., & Zakrzewska, J. M. (2016). Interventions for treating burning mouth syndrome (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(11), 1–146. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD002779.pub3

*Look up the title of the journal in a search engine, such as Google, to find the journal's homepage. If there is no journal, use http://galenet.galegroup.com/


CQ Researcher

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Notes & Bibliography, MLA (7th edition)

  1. Click the CiteNow! link in the horizontal bar above the report.
    CiteNow!
  2. A window will pop up with the citation information. The default is APA, but you can choose Chicago or MLA.
    Pop Up Window
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Credo Reference

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Author-Date, MLA (8th edition)

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the article and choose the tab corresponding to your desired citation style.
    Credo citation tabs
  2. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

DemographicsNow (Gale)

Citation Formats Supported: none

DemographicsNow does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following suggested template for citing information found using this database.

To identify the title, use the report type name (1), followed by the geography as the subtitle (2).

DemographicsNow title

MLA (7th edition)

Template: DemographicsNow. "Title of Page: Geographic Subset." DemographicsNow. Gale, Date. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

DemographicsNow. "Business Comparison: Entire US." DemographicsNow. Gale, 2015. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: DemographicsNow. "Title of Page: Geographic Subset." Date. DemographicsNow.

Example:

DemographicsNow. "Business Comparison: Entire US." 2015. DemographicsNow.

APA

Template: DemographicsNow. (n.d.). Title of page: Geographic subset [Data]. Retrieved from DemographicsNow database.

Example:

DemographicsNow. (n.d.). Business comparison: Entire US [Data]. Retrieved from DemographicsNow database.


EBSCO Databases

Includes: Academic Search Complete, Applied Science & Technology Source, Art & Architecture Source, Business Search Complete, CINAHL, eBook Collection, Education Source, ERIC, GreenFILE, History Reference Center, Humanities Source, Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text, Literary Reference Center, MEDLINE, PsycArticles, and more.

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Author-Date; Chicago Notes & Bibliography (under Chicago/Turabian: Humanities), MLA (8th edition)

  1. Click the title of the article from the search screen; this brings up the Detailed Record.
    Detailed Record
  2. Go to the Tools listed on the right and click Cite (the icon looks like a gold paper).
    Cite Icon
  3. A screen will show you citations for different citation formats. Make sure to check capitalization and punctuation! Between APA and MLA, one of the article titles is always capitalized wrong.
    Citation Pop Up
  4. You can also e-mail the citation to yourself along with the article. Click the E-mail icon at the right of the detailed record or while viewing the PDF of the article.
    E-mail Icon
  5. After filling out your e-mail address, go to the right and change the Citation Format to your format.
    Citation Format

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Citation Formats Supported: Chicago Notes & Bibliography, MLA (7th edition)

  1. Click the Citation link in the gray right sidebar or scroll to the bottom of the article and select the appropriate citation style.
    Ferguson's Citation link
  2. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Films on Demand

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Author-Date, MLA (8th edition)

  1. Under the video, click Citation.
    Citation Tools
  2. Select either MLA, Chicago, or APA.
    Toggling between styles
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Gale Databases

Includes: Academic OneFile; Biography In Context; Computer Database; Educator's Reference Complete; Health Reference Center Academic; Literary Sources; Military and Intelligence Database; Opposing Viewpoints in Context; Small Business Resource Center; Sources in U.S. History: Civil War

See Also: Business Insights: Essentials; DemographicsNow; Health & Wellness Resource Center

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Notes & Bibliography, MLA (7th edition), MLA (8th edition)

  1. To the right of the article, click Citation Tools under the Tools area.
    Citation Tools
  2. Select the drop-down for your citation style.
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

Citation Formats Supported: none

Health & Wellness Resource Center does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing articles found using this database.

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages-pages. Health & Wellness Resource Center. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

Bateman, Christ. "Dismal Use of Legal Safety Net for Mental Health Patients." South African Medical Journal 102.2 (2012): 68-72. Health & Wellness Resource Center. Web. 25 Sep. 2012.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol. X, no. X, Date, pp. X-X. Database, doi:XXXXXXX.*

Example:

Bateman, Christ. "Dismal Use of Legal Safety Net for Mental Health Patients." South African Medical Journal vol. 102, no. 2, 2012, pp. 68-72. Health & Wellness Resource Center.

*If there is no DOI, leave it off.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.org/*

Example:

Bateman, C. (2012). Dismal use of legal safety net for mental health patients. South African Medical Journal, 102(2), 68–72. Retrieved from http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj

*Look up the title of the journal in a search engine, such as Google, to find the journal's homepage. If there is no journal, use http://galenet.galegroup.com/


Hoovers Premium

Citation Formats Supported: none

Hoovers Premium does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing information found using this database. To locate the author, look for the byline at the top of a company's page:

Author information in Hoovers

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Entry." Hoovers Premium. Year. n. pag. Hoovers Premium. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

McLellan, Michael. "Google Inc.: Market Data." Hoovers Premium. n.d. n. pag. Hoovers Premium. Web. 2014 Jan. 29.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Entry." Hoovers Premium.

Example:

McLellan, Michael. "Google Inc.: Market Data." Hoovers Premium.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Retrieved from Hoovers Premium database.

Example:

McLellan, M. (2014). Google Inc.: Market data. Retrieved from Hoovers Premium database.


JSTOR

Citation Formats Supported: APA; Chicago Author-Date; MLA (8th edition)

  1. Click Cite This Item on the right:
    Cite This Item
  2. Copy the citation.
    generated citations
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Music Online (Alexander Street Press)

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Notes & Bibliography, MLA (7th edition)

  1. Click the Cite link above the article:
    Cite
  2. Choose APA, Chicago B or MLA7 on the left:
    choose style
  3. Copy the citation.
    Copy citation
  4. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Newsbank

Includes: Access World News, America's News

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Notes & Bibliography (under CMS), MLA (8th edition), Turabian

  1. Click the Cite link above the article:
    Cite
  2. Choose the citation style:
    Choose citation style
  3. Copy the generated citation:
    Copy citation
  4. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation. Particularly pay attention to any mention of 'staff writer' and the formatting of the newspaper's name, which often includes the state in parentheses.

Ovid SP

Citation Formats Supported: none

Ovid does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing articles found using Ovid.

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages-pages. Ovid. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

Mohammed, Selina. "The Dynamic Interplay Between Low Socioeconomic Status and Diabetes for Urban American Indians." Family & Community Health 34.3 (2011): 211-220. Ovid. Web. 23 Nov. 2011.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol. X, no. X, Date, pp. X-X. Ovid, doi:XXXXXXX OR Jumpstart URL.

Example:

Mohammed, Selina. "The Dynamic Interplay Between Low Socioeconomic Status and Diabetes for Urban American Indians." Family & Community Health vol. 34, no. 3, 2011, pp. 211-220. Ovid. doi:10.1097/FCH.0b013e31821961e3.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages. http://dx.doi.org/XXXXXXXXX OR Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.org/*

Example:

Mohammed, S. (2011). The dynamic interplay between low socioeconomic status and diabetes for urban American Indians. Family & Community Health, 34(3), 211–220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/FCH.0b013e31821961e3

*If no DOI is given: Look up the title of the journal in a search engine, such as Google, to find the journal's homepage.



Oxford Art Online

Citation Formats Supported: MLA (7th edition); Chicago Notes & Bibliography

  1. Click the Cite link in the top horizontal bar, above the article.
    Oxford
  2. A screen will show you citations for MLA and Chicago.
    Oxford
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

APA

Oxford Art Online does not currently generate APA citations. You may use the following template for citing information found using this database.

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. In X. X. Editor (Ed.), Title of encyclopedia. Retrieved from Oxford Art Online database.

Examples:

Green, C., & Musgrove, J. (n.d.). Cubism. In Grove art online. Retrieved from Oxford Art Online database.

Roskill, M. (1998). Cubism. In M. Kelly (Ed.), Encyclopedia of aesthetics. Retrieved from Oxford Art Online database.

*Click the title of the book at the top to retrieve the date and editors


ProQuest Databases

Includes: Criminal Justice; Health Management; New York Times Historical, US Newsstream

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Author-Date, Chicago Notes & Bibliography, CSE, MLA (7th edition), MLA (8th edition), Turabian

  1. Click the Cite link in the gray sidebar to the right of the article.
    Cite This
  2. A window will pop up with the citation information. The default is APA, but you can change the citation style in the drop-down box.
    Generated Citation
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

Sage Journals

Citation Formats Supported: none

Sage Journals does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing articles found using Sage Journals.

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages-pages. Sage Journals. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

Ball, Taylor. "Diagnostic Imaging of Late-Stage Breast Cancer." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 28.3 (2012): 152-156. Sage Journals. Web. 15 May 2012.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol. X, no. X, Date, pp. X-X. Sage Journals, doi:XXXXXXX OR URL.

Example:

Ball, Taylor. "Diagnostic Imaging of Late-Stage Breast Cancer." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography vol. 28, no 3, 2012, pp. 152-156. Sage Journals, doi:10.1177/8756479312442004.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages. http://dx.doi.org/XXXXXXXXX OR Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.org/*

Example:

Ball, T. (2012). Diagnostic imaging of late-stage breast cancer. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 28(3), 152–156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/8756479312442004

*If no DOI is given: Look up the title of the journal in a search engine, such as Google, to find the journal's homepage.


Salem

Includes: Salem Health; Salem History; Salem Science

Citation Formats Supported: APA, Chicago Notes & Bibliography, MLA (7th edition)

  1. Click the Article Citation link to the left of the entry.
    Article Citation
  2. Copy the citation.
    Salem Citation
  3. Carefully review punctuation and capitalization of the generated citation.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Citation Formats Supported: none

ScienceDirect does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing articles found using ScienceDirect.

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages-pages. ScienceDirect. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

Chervenak, Frank A. and Laurence B. McCullough. "Ethics in Perinatal Medicine: A Global Perspective." Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 20.5 (2015): 364-367. ScienceDirect. Web. 6 Jan. 2016.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol. X, no. X, Date, pp. X-X. ScienceDirect, doi:XXXXXXX OR URL.

Example:

Chervenak, Frank A. and Laurence B. McCullough. "Ethics in Perinatal Medicine: A Global Perspective." Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 20, no. 5, 2015, pp. 364-367. ScienceDirect, doi:10.1016/j.siny.2015.05.003.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages. http://dx.doi.org/XXXXXXXXX OR Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.org/*

Example:

Chervenak, F. A., & McCullough, L. B. (2015). Ethics in perinatal medicine: A global perspective. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 20(5), 364–367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.siny.2015.05.003

*If no DOI is given: Look up the title of the journal in a search engine, such as Google, to find the journal's homepage.


SpringerLink

Citation Formats Supported: none

SpringerLink does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing articles found using SpringerLink.

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages-pages. SpringerLink. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

Yatake, Kenro and Takuya Katayama. "An Executable Object-Oriented Semantics and Its Application to Firewall Verification." Software and Systems Modeling 10.4 (2011): 515-536. SpringerLink. Web. 7 Oct. 2011.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol. X, no. X, Date, pp. X-X. SpringerLink, doi:XXXXXXX OR URL.

Example:

Yatake, Kenro and Takuya Katayama. "An Executable Object-Oriented Semantics and Its Application to Firewall Verification." Software and Systems Modeling vol. 10, no. 4, 2011, pp. 515-536. SpringerLink, doi:10.1007/s10270-010-0160-1.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages. http://dx.doi.org/XXXXXXXXX OR Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.org/*

Example:

Yatake, K., & Katayama, T. (2011). An executable object-oriented semantics and its application to firewall verification. Software and Systems Modeling, 10(4), 515–536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10270-010-0160-1

*If no DOI is given: Look up the title of the journal in a search engine, such as Google, to find the journal's homepage.


Wiley Online Library

Citation Formats Supported: none

Wiley Online Library does not have a built in citation generator. You may use the following template for citing articles found using Wiley.

MLA (7th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages-pages. Wiley. Web. Day Month Year accessed.

Example:

Bulman, William J. "Enlightenment and Religious Politics in Restoration England." History Compass 10.10 (2012): 752-764. Wiley. Web. 9 Jan. 2014.

MLA (8th edition)

Template: Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol. X, no. X, Date, pp. X-X. Database, doi:XXXXXXX OR URL.

Example:

Bulman, William J. "Enlightenment and Religious Politics in Restoration England." History Compass, vol. 10, no. 10, 2012, pp. 752-764. Wiley, doi:10.1111/j.1478-0542.2012.00873.x.

APA

Template: Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pages–pages. http://dx.doi.org/XXXXXXXXX OR Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.org/*

Example:

Bulman, W. J. (2012). Enlightenment and religious politics in Restoration England. History Compass, 10(10), 752–764. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1478-0542.2012.00873.x

*If no DOI is given: Look up the title of the journal in a search engine, such as Google, to find the journal's homepage.

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