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Easily Cite Your Sources Using Library Databases

Did you know that most library databases show you how to cite specific articles? Everyone knows that citing sources is a pain, but citation is necessary to avoid plagiarism, give support to your research, and point readers to more information about your topic.


You can find great information in the Temple Libraries’ databases and many sources will show you how to cite articles, books, and other information automatically. For example in EBSCO databases like Academic Search Premier, PsycArticles, and America: History & Life, just click on the title of any item record, and you’ll find a link that says Cite on the right hand side of the article information. Click on this link and you’ll see a list of Citation Formats, citing the article in APA, MLA, Chicago, and other styles.


Similarly, ProQuest databases contain a link for citing sources at the top of each item record. You can also automatically cite sources found in databases like CQ Researcher, ScienceDirect, Biography Resource Center, and many others.


If you’re having trouble citing your sources, contact the Temple University Writing Center. If you have questions about the Libraries’ databases or need assistance with research, contact Temple Libraries for help.

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