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Library Research DIY

Discover how to start your academic research with this guided tutorial.

Finding citations in Melvyl

To find a citation in a Melvyl catalog record, look for materials in the catalog. Each record will have a "Cite" button in the lower right corner:













When you  click the "Cite" button, you'll get the option to choose a citation style:


















Choose a citation style from the menu. A citation in the selected citation style will be generated, and you can cut and paste it to a bibliography.

Find citations in EBSCO databases

In any EBSCO database (Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, PsycINFO, and others), the article records will include an option to choose a citation format. Look for the "Cite" option on the right side of the record:













When you click the "Cite" button, you'll get the citation for the article in various formats, including the most commonly used formats, and you can copy and paste into a bibliography.










Find citations in ProQuest databases

The "Cite" button in ProQuest databases (PsycINFO, ProQuest Ebook Center, and others) is in a similar location to the "Cite" button in EBSCO databases, and works much the same:












Click Next to learn about creating citations from information found in books and journal articles.