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Citations and Credible Sources MLA, APA, Chicago

Learn what makes a credible source and how to evaluate and cite information, including sources found on the Internet

Search Commands




to truncate words at their roots or stemsemploy

employ* for 

employ, employed, and employment

“  “

quotation marks

to enclose a phrase or name

"work environment"




to connect related terms

policy or policies or solution

(   )


To nest terms when for searches with multiple commands

(workplace or job or career)




to combine multiple facets

(workplace or job or career) AND Family-friendly policies


Create a search strategy

EBSCO search tips

Scroll to Limit Your Results

  • Select for complete articles
  • Limit to academic journals only and publication date, as necessary

 limiters to scholarly journals and publication date

  • Print your articleEBSCO print icon
  • Email your articleEBSCO email icon
  • Get a computer generated citation for your articleEBSCO cite icon