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Organizing Research & Citations

Database Citations

Many Library databases have tools that allow you to view, export, or email your resource citations in APA Style. Using a database’s citation feature will allow you to immediately display a citation on the database screen which can then be copied and pasted into your paper. This method is great for quickly recording a source that you have used.

However, for long term storage and management of these citations, look at the other pages on RefWorks and Other Citation Management Tools.

To access a database’s citation feature, look for a link that says “Cite,” “Citation Tools,” or  a symbol like two quotation marks   or something similar. In Roadrunner Search, this feature is located on the right-hand side of the detailed record screen, as shown below.


NOTE: It is important to keep in mind that database citation features are not 100% accurate. Therefore, when using database citation tools, it is extremely important to double-check that all the needed citation elements are in place.