Citation Builder The Citation Builder will help you create citations for journal articles, books, web
sites, and interviews in MLA, APA, CBE (Council of Biology Editors) and CSE (Council
of Science Editors) format.
Citation Machine The primary goal of this interactive tool is to make the proper crediting of information
in MLA, APA, Turabian, or Chicago format easy.
NoodleBib Express This free tool allows you to create APA or MLA citations for a variety of sources
which you can paste into a document.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab This site contains some of the best online guides to MLA and APA styles. This site
also includes guides for writing thesis statements and business letters, improving
your grammar, and creating papers in different fields like engineering and the social
The above resources can show you how to cite many common sources: books, articles,
websites, etc. But for resources that are not listed on the guides or available in
the tools above, the style manuals for each of the different sources contain sample
citations for video and audio sources, interviews, and more. The style guides also
contain sample formats and information for in-text citations, foot- and endnotes,
punctuation, and so on.
AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors
REF R 119. A 533
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
REF BF 76.7 P 83
Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
A Manual For Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
REF LB 2369. T 8
Carmun's Killer Bib Tool This site can not only help you cite your sources—books, articles, websites, even
lectures—but also help you create an entire bibliography. Registration is required.
EndNote Basic This free version of EndNote is a useful tool for saving and organizing sources and
creating bibliographies for your papers. Create a free account to get started (do
not choose the option for Institutional/Shibboleth login or a 30 day trial). In the
Library’s Ebsco databases, including OneSearch, you can use the Export tool to save
the citations for articles and books to your EndNote account. Choose the option for
Direct Export to EndNote Web.
Zotero This FireFox tool is a fantastic tool. It can help you keep track of all your sources,
cite them, create bibliographies, let you take notes, and create project folders.
If you install the plugins for Word or OpenOffice, you can also use it to create bibliographies,
footnotes, and endnotes in your papers. Videos on the site show you exactly how to
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