Skip to main content

Orientation for Online Graduate Students: Citing Sources

This will guide new graduate students in online programs through library's resources & services, and get them started on the research process.

Using Information Ethically

This page introduces you to resources that are designed to make using the APA style, writing bibliographies and citing sources easier and more accurate. 

For in-depth writing support, please contact the Simmons College Writing Center. Their services include writing and citation help as well as online documentation style guides for most of the commonly used citation styles.

The Cite Button

The majority of the Library's e-resources can generate a single citation for you.

Places to look for the Cite Button or other Citation Tools in E-Resources:

  • The right-hand menu on the article abstract page.
  • At the top of the results list.
  • Immediately under each citation in the results list.
  • At the very bottom of an article or article abstract page.

Other Online Citation Tools

This is a selection of other citation generators & tools that can help you create citations and manage bibliographies.  Remember, though, that no online citation generator is 100% accurate.  Please be sure to check your citations to make sure that they're correct!