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Research 911

Creating Quick Citations

In this short video, you will learn how to use database tools to quickly generate citations to use in your research paper.

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Research 911: Creating Quick Citations

Welcome to Research 911!

It’s one a.m., do you know where your cite button is?

After you locate a resource using the library’s QuickSearch or in one of our databases, there’s an easy way for you to nab the citation you need.

After you locate a resource using the library’s QuickSearch or in one of our databases, there’s an easy way for you to nab the citation you need.
Detailed Record page with the Cite button highlighted
Citation Format popup window

You can scroll through the list to locate the citation format you need. When you find it, click and drag your mouse cursor to highlight the citation. Right-click the highlighted text and select Copy.
Highlighted citation being copied

If you’re not there already, open up your document and scroll to your “Reference” or “Works Cited” page. Once there, decide where you want to place the citation, right-click and select “Merge Formatting”.
Pasting citation using Merge Formatting

Double-check that the citation is correct. Although these automatically generated citations are time-savers, they may have some mistakes.

Remember, nearly all of our databases have a tool that formulates citations in the style you need.

If need more information, feel free to contact us at the library!

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