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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Creating Citations

Create a citation in TechCat and most databases:
  • Look for the "cite/export" tool
  • Select the appropriate citation style to create the reference (may appear in a pop-up box)
  • Copy and paste it into your Word document - you may have to create a hanging indent
  • Check the citation for accuracy 
Create a hanging indent after pasting a citation into a Word Doc:
  • place cursor in front of second line of copied citation      
  • move bottom triangle on ruler (select "ruler" under "View" tab in MS Word)
  • position triangle where you want indent to start - text will be moved

Citation Examples - Various Styles

General Resources

Citation Assistants - Basic

These tools help you create citations to copy and paste into a Word document.

  • Citation Machine  
    Free (has ads); MLA, APA, Turabian & Chicago citation styles
  • EasyBib  
    Free citation creator for MLA style.
  • KnightCite  
    Free citation creator for MLA, APA, Chicago maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College.

Citation Assistants - Advanced

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