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COMM 104/105 - Faina - Spring 2024: Citations

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This page will get you started, but for more information, you can click here to see the Library's comprehensive guide to Citing Sources.
Also, don't forget about the LAVC Writing Center (LARC 2nd floor) -- that's a great place to go for help with citations, references, and bibliographies!

Need more with your annotated bibliography? Excelsior OWL is a terrific resource.

Examples for How to Write Citations


Be careful! Computer-generated citations are super convenient, but sometimes they contain mistakes. Before you copy/paste any citations into your work -- from the LAVC Library website, or EasyBib, or other tools -- make sure to take the time to proofread them.

Citations in OneSearch

[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, simply click on the blue quotation mark symbol (") located to the right of the article'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 title by clicking on the "CITATION" button under "Send to" (see pictures below).


Heads up: almost every database, even those not included in a OneSearch search, will give you the option to click on a "cite" button and generate an automatic citation.

Citation Help in Databases from EBSCO

One advantage of doing your research through the Library's website is access to built-in citation tools. You'll find the "Cite" feature pictured here in databases we get from EBSCO (including Academic Search Complete).

Be sure to check these citations carefully before turning in your work. Computers make mistakes too!

When you click through on the title of an article in Academic Search Complete, you see an icon that looks like a piece of paper and the word "Cite." If you're on the page with the PDF of that article, you see just the icon.




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