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Citing Sources

How to Cite Items Found in UDiscover

Locate the Cite button in the toolbar of an article or book. Find the citation style you're looking for. Check it over with another source before using. For example, this auto-generated citation has incorrect capitalization for APA style.

 

Citation Generators Caution

Many of the databases the library provides have built-in citation generators. Use these with caution, however, as sometimes the punctuation and capitalization is incorrect. Double-check with the citation style guide, the OWL at Purdue University guide, or this research guide if you have questions about formatting a specific citation.

Example:

Incorrect MLA citation from the EBSCO citation generator: FAGAN, KELLEIGH IRWIN. "The Best Choice Out Of Poor Options: What The Government Should Do (Or Not Do) If Congress Fails To Raise The Debt Ceiling." Indiana Law Review 46.1 (2012): 205-240 Academic Search Complete Web. 30 Apr. 2013.

  • Author's name is in all caps
  • Missing period after page range
  • Journal name should be italicized

Correct citation: Fagan, Kelleigh Irwin. "The Best Choice Out Of Poor Options: What The Government Should Do (Or Not Do) If Congress Fails To Raise The Debt Ceiling." Indiana Law Review 46.1 (2012): 205-240. Academic Search Complete. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.

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