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Know your Citation Tools & Styles

know your citation styleWhenever you use sources such as books, journals, or Web sites in your research papers you must give credit to the original author by properly citing the sources. Citations also help your reader find the sources again. There are a number of different online citation management tools, citation styles, depending on the discipline in which you are working and help from librarians on citation formatting. The following links provide guidelines to using a variety of citation styles.

 

Citation Style Guides:

APA Style Quick Citation Guide (Social Sciences)
CSE Style Quick Citation Guide (Sciences)
MLA Style Quick Citation Guide (Humanities)
Chicago Style Quick Citation Guide (History)

Free Online Citation Generators:


BibMe is a free online tool that allows you to create a works cited page or a reference page.
http://www.bibme.org/

Citation Creation is a free to use online citation tool to create and format MLA, APA and Chicago styles easily, with helpful examples.
http://www.citationcreation.com/

Citeme gives you the flexibility to work and allows you to create your bibliography, footnotes, endnotes and in-line citations.
http://draft.cite.me/login
http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/

Citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references
http://www.citeulike.org/

Citation Machine is also one of the best web citation tool.
http://citationmachine.net

Easybib: is new citation guide!  Currently the reference guide only covers MLA citations.
http://www.easybib.com/ebook

EndNote Export transfers references from a Web-based resource directly into EndNote.
http://www.endnote.com/endnote_export.asp

Mendeley : is a highly versatile citation management system aimed at academic researchers
http://www.mendeley.com/

NoodleBib Express,  Individual citations in MLA or APA format.

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Ottobib books only entering the ISBN provides instant citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles
http://www.ottobib.com

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
http://www.zotero.org/

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