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How to Cite - Tools, Tricks, & Tips for Managing Citations: Citation Generators -- A Short List

This guide explains several ways to keep your article and book citations organized so you can use them in your papers.

Citation Generators

Citation generators are tools in which you type the information regarding the citation (instead of pulling directly from a database or catalog) - they usually have a form to help guide you in what information is needed - and then they format it into the style you need. 

For a jump start to a formatted citation:

  • UC-eLinks.  Available in all of our databases (and Google Scholar if you set up preferences) is the built-in citation tool in UC-eLinks, Copy & Paste Citation (see screen shot below).   Choose from one of 5 bibliographic styles then copy & paste the text into a document.
  • Cite link.  Many databases (Academic Search Complete is one) have a Cite link that will display an article's citation in one of many citation styles.  Look for it when viewing the details about an article.

As with any tool like these, is it not guaranteed to be accurate all of the time.  To be certain everything is perfect, consult the offical style manuals. 

Citation Tools for Any Type of Citation:

If you have the information about an article or book, you can use one of the tools below to put it in the right format.

UC-eLinks - from Any Database