Answered By: Linda Neyer
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017     Views: 7

Databases and Google Scholar provide citations in several citation formats, including APA, MLA, for journal articles and books.

A quick way to find the citation for a journal article or book you already have is to copy the article title or book title and then paste that information into Search Everything @ BU or into Google Scholar, and then select the citing tool for that resources:

In 'Search Everything @ BU' - click on the article title to view the 'detailed record' and use the Cite tool on right side; select your format, like APA, and copy:

In 'Google Scholar' - click on the citation icon under the article abstract and then copy and the citation in the desired format:

Both tools also offer an option to export to RefWorks or EndNote if you so desire. 

Remember to ALWAYS proof-read citations for accuracy. The citations are machine-generated and are not perfect!

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