Please note: These computer-generated citations are not perfect! You still need to know how to properly format an APA citation - the databases sometimes get the formatting wrong.
- EBSCO databases (MegaFILE, PsycINFO, ERIC, Academic Search Premier)
- ProQuest databases (Psychology, Education, Newspapers)
- Google Scholar
- On the Google Scholar results page, citations can be found under the title of each article by selecting the link Cite.
- Learn how: Page 71 of Writing Center's APA Booklet
Popular SMU databases that do not offer premade citations include PubMed and Sage Collections.
There are several free citation generators and bibliography-building tools available to academics. TC Library does not offer tutorials or support for these tools, but feel free to learn them on your own.
- Zotero is an open source tool that works in the Firefox browser (or as a plug-in in MS Word) to help you collect, manage and cite sources.
- Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research.
- Let's you create a reference list of up to 100 sources.
- MS Word
- Create a reference page within a Microsoft Word document using the References tab.