Tips on citing MLA, APA, Chicago and other citation styles
Last Updated: Apr 7, 2013
Welcome to the Citation Help Guide. On these pages you will find helpful information for many different types of citation styles. Please share with us how to make this guide more useful to you by making suggestions, submitting links, rating, and taking polls.
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Please keep in mind that the following tools are not perfect. It is highly recommended that you verify the accuracy of any citations produced by these tools using the citation style's official manual.
A free online citation creator that will store more than one citation at a time. You may search their database for your resource and if it's there, a citation will be created automatically. Covers APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian.
- Citation Builder
Excellent citation-maker from UNC Libraries
- Citation Machine
Another free online citation creator. Covers APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian.
- Citing Sources
From Duke University Libraries this great site shows how to cite both online and print sources in APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian formats.
- KnightCite Citation Service
This tool will help you format your citations in MLA, APA, & Chicago styles.
- Noodlebib Express
A free online tool that can create only one citation at a time based on information you provide about the source you are trying to cite. Covers MLA and APA citation styles.
Yet another online citation creation tool. Similar to BibMe, WorksCited4U allows you to search for the source you are trying to cite and if found, will create the citation automatically. Covers APA, MLA, and Chicago.
It is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives in the web browser itself.
- Referencing Tool
"The Tool is designed to provide you with examples of direct quotations, paraphrasing and full references for a range of resources you may have used when researching a topic" from Griffith Univerisity
Due to budget concerns, RefWorks will no longer be available to
the Longwood community after June 30, 2010. To learn about other citation management options, see our RefWorks Transition Guide.
Special thanks to Eric Hartnett @ University of Texas Tyler for allowing us to adapt this guide.