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STEP 4: USING MENDELEY TO FORMAT YOUR CITATIONS FOR YOUThis may seem like a lot of work and it is! Sometimes it can take you longer to manually format citations than actually complete your paper or project! That's where literature managers, such as Mendeley, come in.
This tool will allow you to type in an ISBN or a website address and it will create a citation for you. Students should check to be sure that the citation conforms to the rules for their own University.
A website is a collection of informational pages on the Internet. Creating a citation for your website in MLA format usually requires you to identify the website author, website title, website publisher, and the date you accessed the information. You'll also need to remember the date you used the website on your bibliography.
These tools let you chose your citation style and source type, then you enter the information and they create a formatted citation for you. They can be very handy, but be sure to check your results for errors! Automation is not perfect!There are tools that can assist you in creating citations for your in text citations and footnotes or bibliographies at the end of your papers. Simply enter or import the citation data, choose a citation style, and the tool generates the citation for you.Some databases, such as Academic Search Complete, ABI/Inform and the Library's Summon search have tools which can automatically generate a citation for you. However, citations generated with these tools may not be perfectly formatted.: NoodleTools will produce a citation for you if you choose the "Interview" source type, in case you do want the citation in your References list for any reason. However, you'll see at the bottom of the form that there is a "Include this source in my final references list" checkbox with the instructions: "In APA style, personal communications like private letters, memos, e-mails, and personal interviews are usually cited in text only. Uncheck this box unless you have a specific reason to include this entry."Additionally, many databases will create an article's citation for you, in the citation style you choose. These computer-generated citations require careful review, as they may not be fully correct. Most databases will create citations that have the right information, in the right order. The biggest drawback to using databases created citations is in the formatting. Many will not include the correct spacing, punctuation, and capitalization for the citation style. Some articles, particularly those only available in HTML format, display just the first page number rather than the entire range. You may not be able to verify an exact page range without access to a PDF format in these instances. Always remeber to check these citations again an official style guide before including in a research project.There are several online sites that will format your citation for you from the information you enter. Be sure to check the citation to make sure that it is correct according to the latest edition of APA.Many databases (EBSCOHost, ProQuest, PubMed) will let you create a free account. Once you log in you can save resources and searches in your account. Also, they usually will generate the citation for you.