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MKTG 4P31: Consumer Behaviour

Sources and strategies for researching consumer behavior topics.

Using Citation Tools in Library Databases

Credit Sources IconSome Library databases include citation tools designed to help you create properly formatted bibliographic citations in a variety of popular citation styles including APA and MLA. Use these tools cautiously, and remember to proofread the citation. Don't just copy and paste!

APA Psycnet (PsycINFO)

An APA Style Citation is automatically generated and appears under the heading Citation when you view an item in your result list.

PsycINFO journal article citation


ProQuest Databases

1. Select an item or items from your list of search results. Click Cite to create a formatted citation for each selected item.

ProQuest Tools







2. Select the desired citation style from the list of available styles, and the citation appears as shown in this image:

ProQuest Sample Cite Image

If you compare this pre-formatted citation to the APA Style Guidelines for an academic journal, you will notice some differences, which you will need to correct. For example, this citation only includes the first page of the article (699), and not the inclusive page numbers (699-706).

Bhargave, R., Mantonakis, A., & White, K. (2016). The cue-of-the-cloud effect: When reminders of online information availability               increase purchase intentions and choice. JMR, Journal of Marketing Research, 53(5), 699-706. 

Should I include URLs or DOIs?

Although APA Style encourages the addition of URLs and DOIs to items available on the Internet, in my opinion, if you cite the published (PDF) version of an article retrieved from a Library Database or Journal Publisher site, you do not need to include an URL or DOI.

Ebscohost Databases (Business Source Complete)

1. From the Search Results List, click on an article title to display the Detailed Record.

2. Look for the list of Tools on the right side of the screen, and click Cite.

3. Scroll through the list of Citation Format to locate APA, MLA, or another citation format.

Ebscohost Citation Format