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Citation Tools and Tips

Learn how to use the library's citation tools and resources!

Database Citation Tools

Most databases, as well as the DiPietro Library catalog, have a "Cite" button, where you can copy the citation for the article or book you want to use. Use the tabs on the left to learn where to find citations in the databases or the catalog. But be sure to read the disclaimer below!

Disclaimer: Check the Citation!

The citations provided by databases may not adhere to the style guide you are using. Below is an example of an incorrect citation pulled from library databases. Can you spot the errors?

Greenberg, A. (2012). Manifest destiny and american territorial expansion : A brief history with documents (The bedford series in history and culture). Boston: BEDFORD/ST. MARTIN'S.

Molfese, V. J., Rudasill, K. M., Prokasky, A., Champagne, C., Holmes, M., Molfese, D. L., & Bates, J. E. (2015). Relations Between Toddler Sleep Characteristics, Sleep Problems, and Temperament. Developmental Neuropsychology40(3), 138–154. https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2015.1028627

Be sure to check any citation you pull from a database to verify it's correct. You can use the MLA Handbook, the APA Manual or the Purdue OWL MLA or APA guides.