Can I use the Cite button in library databases?
Many of the databases available through OCLS offer citation assistance with a Cite button.
You can use the Cite button as a quick start, but use it with caution.
- These citations are computer generated and most of the time there are errors that will cause you to lose APA points.
- The suggested APA citation from the tools in any database should be considered just a quick starter.
- Do not copy and paste the citation into your paper or assignment. ALWAYS double-check it against APA rules and correct the mistakes.
- Some common changes you'll need to make to the citation are:
- Author's name order and initials
- Capitalization of book or article titles
- Checking that the page numbers are correct