Thursday, December 6, 2012

Get Citations Right Through Pepperdine Libraries Search

by Alan Regan

Citing Made Easy: Leverage Pepperdine Libraries Search

You've asked your students to write a research paper but their citations are incorrect or consistent. In addition to pointing them to Pepperdine Libraries' valuable research tips, you can also point them to a solution that has likely been staring them in the face.

To find books and articles on a desired research topic, your class is hopefully taking advantage of the many physical and digital resources offered by our Pepperdine Libraries.  These materials are available through a powerful, central search tool, powered by WorldCat.  In addition to finding these resources, the tool will also provide the correct citation based on several common formats.


  1. Visit
  2. Enter your search term or book title in the main search box.

  3. Click the title of a search result.
  4. Click "Cite/Export" in the options near the top right, next to "Print" and "Email."
  5. Click the desired format, e.g. APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Turabian.
  6. Copy the full citation.

It's that easy to find the correct citation for a book, article, or other resource.