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Communication Studies 330 - Integrated Methods for Communication Research

How to Generate a Citation in the Databases

Many of our article databases and the EWU Library Catalog have a citation generator. Accuracy varies. You still need to know your style, but it's certainly easier to copy/paste the citation and correct any errors.

EBSCOhost Databases: Communication & Mass Media Complete, Academic Search Ultimate, PsycInfo, etc.

You need to be viewing the full record (click on the hyperlinked title), then click the Cite button on the far right.

You can also have the citation included in the record emailed to you by choosing Include when sending: Citation Format, and choose your style. On rare occasions, I've seen the author or article title in ALLCAPS because that's how it was in the EBSCOhost record.

EWU Library Catalog

Click the quotation mark icon citation icon in the EWU Library Catalog then choose your style. Note: The author format isn't consistently accurate, and it doesn't include URLs to the full article. 

Google Scholar

Click the Cite link in the result list, then you'll see a list of citations in different styles.

Free Citation Managers

A citation manager acts as a repository for all of your research. It not only stores your research, but it will also help you create bibliographies and in-text citations in virtually any citation style.

We recommend using two free citation managers: Mendeley or Zotero. Mendeley is used primarily by STEM departments, while Zotero can generate citations in over 10,000 styles!