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Using citation generators to help with the research and writing process

This guide highlights some recommended citation generators and how to use them.

Library Search's citation generator

If you are using Library Search for your research, you can use the built-in citation function to generate a citation for any items in the library collection.

Generating a citation for an item

  1. On the search results page, once you have found an item you would like to cite, click on the quotation mark symbol located to the right of the title. 

image showing where to find the quotation mark symbol in library search for citing an individual item

  1. A pop-up window will appear allowing you to choose a citation format.  Pick a format then use the green "copy citation to clipboard" link for pasting it into your document.

image showing the citation style options you can choose from and the copy/paste feature

  1. Repeat these steps for any additional items you want to cite.
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