The library's databases have citation tools that will automatically generate the citation for the article you are using.
• In the EBSCO databases you will find a paper icon to the right of an open article. Click on this icon to open a box with several different citation styles. Highlight and copy the style you need, then paste it onto your works cited page.
• CREDO Reference has the citation styles generator at the bottom of the page in an open article. Do the same as you would with the EBSCO generator, highlight/copy/paste the citation.
Online citation builders:
Citation Builder from North Carolina State University
These citation builders will format the reference for you, but you'll need to enter the information yourself. Here is the information you'll need:
Place of publication (city and state)
Volume and issue number (if an article)
Remember that whether you're using database citation tools or an online builder, you must check your citations closely to be sure they are generated in the correct format.
Here's a few tips when getting close to finishing your paper or project:
• read your paper out loud to yourself, remembering to pause at commas and periods, does it sound right? is your grammar correct? does it flow?
• have someone else proof your paper for you, better yet have 2 people read it!
• reread it after some time away, it will give you a fresh perspective
Additional assistance is available from SRC's Learning Resource Centers. You can find the Student Success Coaches on the Canton and Macomb campuses.
• Canton Campus: Located in the Russell LRC, 2nd floor Centers building.
Success Coach: Abby Beck
• Macomb Campus: Located in the LRC, 2nd floor, Room 206.
Success Coach: Mandy Kreps
Created by Marla Turgeon