NOTE: for a more detailed guide to citations, please visit LAVC Library's Cite Sources Guide.
One advantage of doing your research through the Library website is access to built-in citation tools. OneSearch has the ability to create full citations with the click of a button! To generate a citation for your article or ebook, simply click on the blue quotation mark symbol (") located to the right of the source's title (see picture below). OneSearch can generate citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.
You can also generate a citation after clicking on an article's/ebook's title by clicking on the "CITATION" button under "Send to" (see below):
Heads up: almost every database, including those listed on the previous page of this guide, will give you the option to click on a "cite" button and generate an automatic citation. For example (click on the icons below for more info):
Be careful! Occasionally, OneSearch (and other databases) will generate an incorrect citation. Before you copy/paste any of these citations into your work, make sure to take the time to check them for accuracy. Common citation mistakes include: no hanging indent, incorrect use of italics, incorrect use of capital letters, improper inclusion of a URL.
Use the LAVC Library's Cite Sources Guide to make sure your MLA/APA citations are accurate!