Quick ways to find a "citation" for a reference -- in APA, AMA, MLA style:
As you start a research project ---
1. Think about how you will name the documents -- including the publication year and/author might be helpful.
2. Whether you use a citation manager (RefWorks or Zotero) or not it is best practice to save the full-text document on your own computer in a folder so you always have it.
3. Bookmarking --- the library home page, the program resource guide and anything else you use frequently can save you time.
4. As you actually search -- having the important tools open in different tabs can help navigate to the material needed quickly.
For example: Have the library home page, RefWorks, 1 or 2 databases open, and Google Scholar.