Tips for Selecting an Online Citation Generator
Online citations generators remove some of the effort
involved in creating accurate citations. However, citation
generators are not always up-to-date with current style guide standards.
1. You should "test" the generator before using it and compare the citation it provides to you with the guidelines available on the library's Citing Sources at the End of a Paper page.
2. You should never have to pay for this type of service. Below you will find a number of links to free citation creation resources.
3. Remember that human error is still a barrier to
accuracy. Be sure that you...
(a) select the correct citation style and use this style consistently when creating citations;
(b) select the correct type of item that you wish to cite;
(c) complete the citation creation forms as fully as possible; and
(d) when you copy the citation in your bibliography or works cited, be sure to organize your citations alphabetically.
Free Citation Generators Online
KnightCite Citation Service: Calvin College (MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles)
Citation Builder: North Carolina State University (MLA, APA, and CSE Styles)
Bedford Bibliographer (MLA, APA, CSE, and Chicago Styles)
Son of Citation Machine (MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian Styles)
This resource is the most up-to-date in terms of current style guidelines. This resource also creates citation in various other styles. However, only the MLA citation maker is free.
RefWorks is the library online bibliographic management system
that allows you to save information about articles, books, and more.
You can organize these references and then create bibliographies and
in-text citations within seconds.
See also RefWorks Tutorials | RefWorks Help