Copies of these style guides and others are available in Lee Library in the reference collection.
Step 1: Database Citing Tools
Many databases provide autocite features. Look for a “Cite” link in a “Tools” box on either the right hand side of the screen or the top of the screen on the “Item Record” page. There may also be citation information at the bottom of the item page or webpage.
Step 2: Using Citation Generators
These sites will generate your citation for you in the documentation style of your choosing. Students are responsible for verifying and correcting potential formating issues.
NOTE: Some instructors do not allow the use of citation generators, so you should ask your instructor if they are permitted.
Step 3: Citation Guides
Use one of these to double check your citations. The librarian recommends Owl at Purdue.
Using MLA format:
Using APA format:
Using Chicago format:
NOTE: Whether you get your citation from a database or an online citation generator, you must always check that citation through either a citation manual or a reputable online citation guide.