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Database Citing Tools

Information on how to use the built-in citation tools in many of the library databases to generate citations.

EBSCO Databases

Included Databases

Academic Search Complete, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Search Complete, CINAHL, eBook Collection, Education Source, ERIC, GreenFILE, History Reference Center, Humanities Source, Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text, Literary Reference Center, MEDLINE, PsycArticles, and more.

Citation Formats Supported

  • APA (6th edition)
  • Chicago Author-Date
  • Chicago Notes & Bibliography (under Chicago/Turabian: Humanities)
  • MLA


  1. Click the title of the article from the search screen; this brings up the Detailed Record.
    Detailed Record
  2. Go to the Tools listed on the right and click Cite (the icon looks like a gold paper).
    Cite Icon
  3. A screen will show you citations for different citation formats. Make sure to check capitalization and punctuation! Article titles are frequently capitalized incorrectly.
    Citation Pop Up
  4. You can also e-mail the citation to yourself along with the article. Click the E-mail icon at the right of the detailed record or while viewing the PDF of the article.
    E-mail Icon
  5. After filling out your e-mail address, go to the right and change the Citation Format to your format.
    Citation Format

Sample Citations

APA (6th & 7th editions)

Myers, S. (2016). Myers-Briggs typology and Jungian individuation. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 61(3), 289–308.


Myers, Steve. "Myers-Briggs Typology and Jungian Individuation." Journal of Analytical Psychology, vol. 61, no. 3, June 2016, pp. 289-308. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.1111/1468-5922.12233.