With a citation generator, you to enter information about your source in order to produce a citation in your selected format that you can copy and paste into your paper.
Pro Tip: Make sure to double-check your citations at the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
Here are a few citation generators to check out:
Many research databases contain built-in citation tools that will generate entire for your reference list or bibliography. Look for a "Cite" or "Citation Tools" button to get the citation for the article you are using. These tools are usually located along the right or left side of the article page within the database.
Above: Example of how citation tools appear in different databases.