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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 or adjust spacing, etc.
- Check the citation for accuracy
Citation Examples -and Tips
Types of Articles
What type of article do you want? What kind of article have you found?
Popular articles are usually written by a journalist for a general audience. The sources of the information presented are not usually cited.
Scholarly articles are written by scholars and experts in a particular field. Before an article is published it will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of other academics or experts in that field. This is called peer-review. A peer-reviewed or scholarly article usually follows a particular format including:
- an abstract at the beginning
- a detailed description of the research followed by a conclusion
- a bibliography of sources
- journal title, date, authors and their institutions are easily identified
- articles identified in the TechCat, library catalogue or a database, such as ScienceDirect are often identified as peer-reviewed, scholarly or research articles
Citation Assistants - Basic
These tools help you create citations to copy and paste into a Word document. Note that your citations will not be saved in these free citation generators.
RefWorks This link opens in a new windowBibliographic Management Tool. Allows you to store and manage your citations. Easily create reference lists from your citations.
An annotated bibliography is NOT the same as compiling a Reference List or Works Cited page at the end of a research paper. The links below include the "basics" to help you create an annotated bibliography.