Numerous databases, library catalogs,and other resources will provide a sample citation for a selected item. This is a very useful option but can also be a source of frustration.
Lincoln Christian University strongly advises students to exercise caution when utilizing these citations and to very carefully check that the citation matches the APA style as outlined in Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition as outlined in this guide.
The final responsibility for an accurate citation rests on the shoulders of the individual student as the paper's author. Professors will not accept the excuse "That's what the computer said."
Watch for the following areas of concern when utilizing citation generators:
Given these concerns, some individuals may feel it is easier to edit the citation produced by a citation generator than to create their own citation.
In the I-Share catalog, the option to cite is found at the top of each individual record.
A pop-up screen will appear showing an APA and MLA style citation.
Electronic books and media items, such as audio and video recordings, only display an APA style citation.
When viewing an individual record, click Cite to the right underneath Tools.
A screen will appear listing a variety of citation styles. Scroll to the citation style of your choice.