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Citation Help

Addresses how to cite sources, use sources, and avoid plagiarism.

When you find items in OneSearch, you can select the citation tool above the short description.
Citation tool in OneSearch showing book record and quotation marks highlighted by red box

Citation view in OnesSearch with styles and link to copy the citation outlined in red

Databases may also have their own citation generators. When you select an article, look around the page for the word "Cite." There might be an icon using quotation marks.

Screenshot of a database with cite button encircled.


Screenshot of a different database with the cite button encircled.

Citation generators let you enter your source's information (such as title and author, date, publisher, etc.) to produce a citation.

Citation builders from university libraries are free and have no ads. You put in your information and they will attempt to put everything in the correct format. They will not look up any information that you are missing.