Geography / Geology / Environmental Studies

Machine Generated Citations

Creating Computer Generated Citations:

Formatting Book Citations:

Use Library OneSearch to identify the book you want to cite.  Click on the book title and on the next page choose Cite in the right column.  Note that computer generated citations are not always perfect.  Have a formatting guide available to check on accuracy of the formatting.

Formatting Article Citations:

  • In any EBSCO database, if you click on an article title in your result list, there should be a Cite link on the right. See the screenshot above. If there is no Cite link, click on the Save link and choose the citation style you want from the dropdown box on the right.
  • While not always reliable, you can look up your article title (use quotation marks around it) in Google Scholar, then click on the Cite link below the article entry.  
  • A useful tool for creating citations is Citation Machine. You can look up your source and generate a citation in the format of your choice. 

    Book references can be formatted in APA or MLA by ISBN lookup. References in other formats can generated by adding information to the required boxes in an online form.

    Once again, computer generated citations may not be entirely reliable.  You can also fill in information manually and generate a citation. In some cases, you may need to consult the print version of the guide. These are available in the library. You are also welcome to ask a librarian or contact the writing centre for help.



If you are using EndNote to manage your references, see our EndNote Guide.  See the Database Exports tab for information on downloading to EndNote from various databases.