Citation tools, and citation generators, write the citation on your behalf, using an algorithm familiar with many style guides.
Remember to always check these citations against the style guide as they often have errors.
When you find items in OneSearch, you can select the citation tool above the short description.
First, select the citation tool by selecting the quotation mark shaped button.
The citation tool box shall now expand, showing a list of citation styles. Next, select a citation style to cause the citation to generate. Once it has loaded, select Copy Citation to Clipboard, and then paste the citation into your word processer where you are typing up your assignment.
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.
Be aware that the location of the cite button varies from database to database. One common location for the cite button is on the either side of the screen.
Another common location for the cite button is the top of the screen.
Citation generators allow you to enter your source's bibliographic information (such as title and author for a journal article, web page, or book) in order to produce a citation in your selected format.
These are owned by universities, are entirely free, and have no ads. You put in your information and they will attempt to put everything in the correct format. They will not, however, try to look up any information that you are missing.