Skip to main content

Cite Your Sources: Citation Generators

This guide provides information on citation styles, how to read a citation and how to avoid plagiarism.

Citation Generators

These free, online generators allow you to enter the resource information to create a citation and bibliography that you can copy and paste into your research paper.

BibME

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles;
  • Look up your resource by URL, title, ISBN, then automatically converts it to a citation and bibliographic reference;
  • Create a free account and save your references for future use.

Citation Machine

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles;
  • Has an ISBN look up option for APA and MLA styles.

EasyBib

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles;
  • Look up your resource by URL, title, ISBN, then automatically converts it into a citation and bibliographic reference.

Credits

Content for citation generators was borrowed from Kim Glover at the University of Kansas.

Citation Management Tools

With these tools you can collect book and article citations from the library catalog and databases. Then using a plugin for MS Word, you can insert those citations into your paper in the appropriate format. 

See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, on how to use these tools.