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Referencing & Citation Management: Quick referencing tools

A guide to referencing, referencing styles and citation management tools for UON students and researchers

Quick referencing tools

Citation generators and cite tools from Google Scholar and databases

 

The quick citation generators, such as ZoteroBib and the cite tools from Google Scholar and library databases, can format a reference instantly in a style for you to copy and paste into your assignment. However, the generated references are not always 100% accurate. You must check and correct any errors when use them in your assignments.

Click on the tabs below to see the details.

ZoteroBib Google Scholar EBSCO Databases ProQuest Databases

 

ZoteroBib

 

  • Go to ZoteroBib at: https://zbib.org/

  • Type in your source information, such as:
    • ISBN for a book,
    • DOI for an article,
    • URL for a webpage, or
    • other information such as title, and
    • Click Cite

  • If you can't find your source this way, use the Manual Entry option

  • Select a style such as APA under Bibliography

  • Check the citation generated and click Edit to correct any errors if needed

  • Click Copy to Clipboard and then paste the citation/s into your assignment in Word

 

Cite tool in Google Scholar

 

  • Click the cite icon to see the citation formatted in 5 styles

  • Look at the citation in APA style, are there any errors?
 

Hint: yes there are two errors in the citation generated in the APA style:

  1. The article title should be in sentence case;
  2. The DOI is missing

Note: you must correct any errors when you copy and paste the citation into your assignment.

 

Cite tool in EBSCO databases and Newcat+ discovery

 

  • Find the journal article in Newcat (or an EBSCO database)

  • Click the PDF icon in Newcat (or the article title within the EBSCO database)
  • On the detailed record page, click Cite under the Tools in the right to get the citation formatted in different styles

  • Look at the citation in APA style, are there any errors?

 

 

Hint: yes, there are two errors in the citation generated in APA style:

  1. The article title should be in sentence case;
  2. The UON proxy should be removed from the DOI

 

Note: you must correct any errors when you copy and paste the citation into your assignment.

 

Cite Tool in ProQuest Databases

 

 

  • Find the journal article in a ProQuest database

  • Click the Cite icon 

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  • Select your style from the dropdown menu e.g.  APA 6th

  • Look at the citation formatted in APA style, are there any errors?

 

 

Hint: yes, there are two errors in the citation generated in APA style:

  • The DOI is incorrectly formatted for APA, and
  • The UON proxy should be removed from the DOI

 

 

Note: you must correct any errors when you copy and paste the citation into your assignment.

ProQuest cite tool

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