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Citation Help: Get Citations in Databases

Correctly citing your sources is critical to research project success. The guide provides students with support in learning APA and MLA styles.

Use the down arrow on the tab for this page (Get Citations in Databases) to navigate to sub-tabs for various databases. Each database has similar, but slightly different, methods for generating and collecting citations, along with the content or articles you find. Some databases have limitations you need to know about. Librarians have tested the various options offered in the different databases. These sub-tabs show you the easiest way to get all the information your need for your citations. There's a page of instructions for each of these databases:

  • Britannica Online
  • Credo Reference
  • CQ Researcher
  • EBSCO databases
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • Library Materials (OneSearch)

Word processing software, library databases, and many online resources, apps, and tools, offer automatic citation formatting. However, these systems are NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE and sometimes do not allow you to include all of the important elements. Further, many online databases citations may be an OLDER EDITION of the style. While you may use these tools, it is important to double check their accuracy with one of the more reliable guides and shortcut tools.Consider the provided citations as a starting point and be sure to proof-read your citations following the most current style and format.

Remote Login Required

If you are off campus or using a wireless device while on campus, you may be prompted to login to get into the database. This is what you will see:

Remote login is required to prove that you are a student at College of the Redwoods, because these library databases are not free, open website available to anyone. Library resources are valuable and often expensive, because the information provided is reliable, credible, and based on a lot of work by many people. The library pays for student, faculty, and staff access.