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Citation Tools: Introduction

This guide offers a variety of citation tools to make the citing of websites, books, academic journal articles, and other sources easier to generate.


This guide is provided to help cite sources used during the research process. Although no citation generator is correct 100% of the time, the tools will help create citations so the user can check formatting with the SPC research citation guide or the OWL Purdue writing lab site.




Citation Formatting Resources

After generating the citation, the user must check for formatting accuracy from a printed or electronic style guide. Some examples include printed MLA and APA style guide manuals, the SPC research citation guide , and the OWL Purdue's writing lab website.


Database Citation Tools

Most of the SPC Library Databases offer citation tools, available to the right of the page within a selected article.