The easiest way to get a citation is to grab one from the databases where you got your article, book, eBook or media. For other items you can use a free open access citation generator to build your citation.
Academic Video Online provides citations in APA, Chicago and MLA styles that you can grab from the database. Here's how:
Encyclopædia Britannica. (n.d.). Google. Britannica Academic. Retrieved June 29, 2022,
Access citations on the upper right of the page above the entry using the Citation option. The default is MLA, so make sure to change it to APA.
Rome (Italian name: Roma). (2003). In The Macmillan encyclopedia (2nd ed.). Market House Books Ltd. Credo
At the top of every article is a citation icon with quotes. A pop-up window will come up. By default, the style is APA style.
Clemmitt, M. (2013, January 25). Social media explosion. CQ Researcher, 23, 81-104.
EBSCOhost has a great citation tool you can use to cite your articles. Here's how:
Gunningham, N. (2019). Averting Climate Catastrophe: Environmental Activism, Extinction Rebellion and coalitions of Influence.
King’s Law Journal, 30(2), 194–202. https://doi.org/10.1080/09615768.2019.1645424
Arnold, J. R. (2020). Whistleblowers, Leakers, and Their Networks : From Snowden to Samizdat. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Access citations on any a video page by clicking on Citation below the video. Citations are provided in APA, Chicago and MLA styles.
Every Gale article has a citation available. Look in the upper right corner of the article page and select Cite, then select APA.
Berman, Lauren. "Dragons and serpents in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series: are they evil?" Mythlore, vol. 27,
no. 1-2, 2008, p. 45+. Gale Academic Onefile, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A188065412/AONE?u=
txshracd2496&sid=AONE&xid=886d9525. Accessed 16 Sept. 2019.
Good news! Google scholar provides citations for articles from the search result list (currently MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard or Vancouver).
To grab a citation click on the Cite link below a search result and select from the available citation styles.
As with any resource that provides citations, always double check to make sure formatting is correct. See formatting tips below.
Note: Google Scholar does not include DOI information. You'll need to grab the citation from Google Scholar, then click on the title of the article to go to the article page. The article page probably has the DOI, which you should add at the end of the citation with no period following as it can interfere with the link.
Taylor, G. (2019). Shakespeare’s Early Gothic Hamlet. Critical Survey, 31(1-2), 4-25.
American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online all use the History Research Center interface and citations can be obtained in the same way in each.
At the top of every article is a citation icon in that you can click on to get an MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, Harvard or APA citation. MLA is the default, so you'll need to click the radio button to choose APA.
Burg, D. F. (2007). Declaring independence: 1776. In American Revolution, Updated Edition. New York: Facts On File.
Retrieved June 29, 2022, from online.infobase.com/Auth/Index?aid=95702&itemid=WE52&articleId=203427.
At the top of every Issues & Controversies article is a cite option. Click on it and select Citation to get a Chicago, MLA or APA style citation, MLA is the default so you'll need to select APA to grab your citation.
Fake news. (2020, November 4). Retrieved June 29, 2022, from
1. Select the "C above the article.
2. Citation options will pop up. Select APA.
3. The citation box with your APA style citation will pop up. Grab it and paste it into your paper.
Murphy, B. (2018, March 6). Prosecutors ask judge to not release Parkland high school shooting
surveillance video. Naples Daily News (FL), p. A4. NewsBank. http://infoweb.newsbank.com/
OneSearch is best used for citing items like books and DVDs that are physically in the library. If you are using an article, eBook or other item from a databases it's best to grab the citation from the database
Brooks, M. (2006). World War Z : An oral history of the zombie war (1st ed.). New York: Crown.
ProQuest provides citations in APA, Chicago, MLA and more styles that you can grab from the database. Here's how:
Steindl, F. G. (2007). What ended the great depression? It was not world war II. The Independent Review, 12(2),
At the top of every article is a article is a cite option. Click on it and select Citation to get a Chicago, MLA or APA style citation, MLA is the default so you'll need to select APA to grab your citation.
Bozzone, D. M., & Whittemore, S. (2009). Anatomy of the human circulatory system. In The Circulatory System.
New York: Facts On File. Retrieved June 29, 2022, from online.infobase.com/
Getting your citation from TDS Health is different than getting it from other COM Library Databases. TDS Health provides citation for content from titles, images and media but not for alerts or news.
For a citation for titles, images and media, there will be a Citation tool at the top of the page. Select it to get started.
Because there are many citation styles that might be used, TDS Health incudes every piece of information required by all of them collectively. That means there are things you need to delete that APA does not require. In the example below, all the pieces highlighted in red are not needed.
APRIL HAZARD VALLERAND, PhD, RN, FAAN, CYNTHIA A. SANOSKI, BS, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, eds. 2019. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses - 16th Ed. Philadelphia, PA. F. A. Davis Company. ISBN-10: 0-8036-6945-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6945-1. STAT!Ref Online Electronic Medical Library. http://online.statref.com/Document.aspx?docAddress=N6Gco_9BBDOQaaQ0KDh78Q!!. 6/12/2018 4:19:30 PM CDT (UTC -05:00).
An eBook from our databases is cited just like a pint book, but with Retrieved from at the end of your citation. Like this:
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. URL.
Using the example, above, these are the pieces that you do need:
APRIL HAZARD VALLERAND, CYNTHIA A. SANOSKI, 2019. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. Philadelphia, PA. F. A. Davis Company. http://online.statref.com/Document.aspx?docAddress=N6Gco_9BBDOQaaQ0KDh78Q!!.
Vallaerand, A.H. & Sanoski, C.A. (2019). Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. Philadelphia, PA. F. A. Davis Company.