The “Source” line on journal articles contains most of the information you’ll need.
If you’d like detailed information on a specific citation style, go the Camosun Library Citation Guides via the links listed below.
Make citation tracking easy
Use the Cite button whenever you can.
You can find it near the top of the search results list...
... or to the right of the source information for a single item⇒
Its location depends on which database you are using.
When using this handy library database tool, don’t assume the formatting is correct!
Remember that there is no Cite button on the open web!
You’ll have to know what information you need to record.
Camosun Library has detailed citation guides for that.
Review citations for correct formatting
Database generated citations are not always 100% correct!
For example, this is the database-created APA citation for an article:
Nikolova, E. (2014). YOGA IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Activities In Physical Education & Sport, 4(2), 219-222.
Errors:Capitalization of article title; missing "Retrieved from" information or DOI link.
The corrected APA citation looks like this:
Nikolova, E. (2014). Yoga in physical education. Activities in Physical Education & Sport, 4(2), 219-222. Retrieved from https://libsecure.camosun.bc.ca:2443/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=s3h&AN=99932922&site=eds-live
Record every source
Start a citation list as soon as you start researching!
Save a citation for every source you think you might use.
Label the citations according to how you will use them: quotes and page numbers.
Delete a citation when you know you will not use it.
Review all citations for correctness.
Your citation list can be done without any hassle or stress!
TOOLS & RESOURCES
Detailed citation guides from your Camosun Library
The awesome librarians at Memorial University in Newfoundland have created a great collection of videos that cover everything from formatting your paper, to citing sources with missing information, to creating those nitpicky footnotes!