Citing Your Sources


Published on

ECU Libraries show you some tips and tricks to cite your sources when working on writing assignments.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Citing Your Sources

  1. 1. Citing Sources Tips and Tricks to Make Life Easier
  2. 2. Creating citations is easier than ever before, since many databases include options for citing. This presentation will show you 3 easy ways to cite: directly out of the catalog, out of many databases, and through a citation generator.
  3. 3. ECU Libraries Catalog To cite a book from the catalog, first locate the book in the catalog.
  4. 4. Click the option on the lower left to Cite this Item. A new window opens with options for citing in APA, MLA, and more. The citation is ready to copy in to your paper.
  5. 5. Citing from a Database ECU Libraries subscribe to over 400 databases, and not all databases work the same. However, many of them have the option to create a citation.
  6. 6. You can do this in one of two ways. If you find the article and wish to simply see the citation, many databases have a button that simply says “Cite.”
  7. 7. The other way of doing this is to use a Folder. First, find articles that you will use for your paper. As you locate the articles, click Add to Folder, which will add your chosen articles to a temporary holding place—kind of like a shopping cart on a web store. Look for something like this: Note: OneSearch on the library homepage also functions in this way.
  8. 8. Send to Email After you are done with your research in the database, click in to the folder and choose the option to Email. You will be able to specify a citation style at this time. The citation will come with the article in an email.
  9. 9. But Wait! What if I did not do this during my research? Is there anything I can do?
  10. 10. Citation Generators Citation Generators are online forms that allow you to fill in information about an article and get a citation in the correct style.
  11. 11. Links Some citation generators include NCSU’s Citation Generator and Knight Cite. Click these links to be taken to a citation generator. If you have questions, Ask a Librarian!