Q. Can I get automatically created citations in MLA or APA format from the databases? If so, how?
Most of the library databases do offer automatically generated citations. However, please be aware that it is still your responsibility to verify that the citation is correct. While most often they are, we have found mistakes!
Different databases offer access to their computer-generated citations in different ways, but as an example click on this article about video games in Academic Search Complete. Remember that if off-campus, you need to enter your 7-digit student ID number & last name when prompted. Look on the right-hand sidebar, click on the "Cite" icon. Citations in MLA and APA and other styles are provided. Again, you may use them as long as you check for accuracy.
Most databases offer automatic citations in at least MLA and APA, you just have to look for them. If one is not offered, you will have to create one yourself by using one of the many guides available, such as may be found on this Citation Guide.