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Draft Citations

Let the databases do some of the work. Many of the research databases, including those from EBSCO and ProQuest, have an internal feature that will produce a citation in various styles. Look for a link or icon titled "cite" or "save, print, email." You will have to check for accuracy, so regard the citations as drafts, but you will save a lot of work.

Checking your References

 General Check for Any Citation Style

  • Did you cite everything, including figures and images, that you did not create?
  • Did you cite any pieces of information you learned that weren't part of your prior background knowledge.
  • Is everything cited in your text included in your bibliography (References, Works Cited, End References, Literature Cited)?
  • Is everything listed in your bibliography (References, Works Cited, End References, Literature Cited) cited somewhere in your text?
  • Does every citation include complete information?
  • Are all of your citations formatted the same way?

APA Style (Education)

CSE Style (Sciences)