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Writing 105 (Downey): Citing Sources

Grammar & Style

Citatopn Styles by Discipline

Each discipline has a preferred citation style.  View these sources to determine what citation style is best suited for your area of study.

Common Citation Formats

  • APA - psychology, education, and other social sciences
  • MLA - literature, arts, and humanities
  • Turabian - designed for college students to use with all subjects
  • Chicago - used with all subjects in the "real world" by books, magazines, newspapers and other non-scholarly publications

RefWorks: Manage - Store - Format - Cite

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RefWorks is an online tool that helps you manage, store, format and cite resources used in the research process.

Capturing Citations in Melvyl

Melvyl includes some basic citing capability.

  • Search for the article.
  • If found, click on the article title.
  • Click on Cite/Export.
  • Click + sign by citation format needed (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, & Turabian are available).
  • Copy and paste the citation.
  • There is also a RefWorks export.

Capturing Citations in EBSCOhost Databases

In EBSCOhost databases, there are tools on the right-hand pane when you open an article or article abstract. To find the citation information:

  • Click on Cite.
  • Then select the appropriate citation format from the list.
  • You can then copy/paste.
  • Make sure to double-check the citation against examples to catch errors.

You can also email the citation when you send the article to yourself via the database's email tool. You will have to make sure to select the correct citation format.