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Citing Sources: Online Resources

Which Citation Generator to Use?

There are many online citation generators available to use on the internet.  Some are completely free, while others require subscriptions to use.  Not all citation styles are always available to use within the citation generators.  Check out the features offered by each of the following free online citation generators listed below. 

Citations created by these online generators should be checked against the official citation style manuals to ensure that the information and formatting is correct.

  Citation Styles Features

APA (6th edition)

Chicago (16th edition) / Turabian (8th edition)

MLA (7th edition)

Grammar checks for the first 5 errors.

Saves your citations.

Creates a full bibliography. 

APA (6th edition)

AMA (American Medical Association)

Chicago (16th edition) / Turabian (8th edition)

MLA (7th edition)

Create citations from scratch or import from your computer. 

Switch between citation styles.

Share and download reference lists. 

Chrome extension available. 

What is Zotero?
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.  Zotero can be downloaded and is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. 

Collect with a click.
Zotero is the only software that automatically senses research on the web. Need an article from JSTOR or a preprint from A news story from the New York Times or a book from a library? Zotero has you covered, everywhere.

Organize your way. 
Zotero helps you organize your research any way you want. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work.

Cite in style.
Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. With support for over 9,000 citation styles, you can format your work to match any style guide or publication.

Stay in sync.
Zotero can optionally synchronize your data across devices, keeping your notes, files, and bibliographic records seamlessly up to date. If you decide to sync, you can also always access your research from any web browser.


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