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Citation help for popular styles, including APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago, as well as some lesser known styles.
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Welcome to FAU's
Citation Guide.

On these pages you will find citation help for many different types of citation styles.

Citation Creating Tools for Free

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.

Many of these citation tools also allow you to import and/or export citations between them and other citation tools. 

  • BibMe
    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 Machine
    Another free online citation creator. Covers APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian.
  • Mendeley
    Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. It is used especially by people in the sciences.
  • Noodle Tools
    Free online tools that can create only one citation at a time based on information you provide about the source you are trying to cite. Premium versions of this software are also available for a fee.
  • WorksCited4U
    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.
  • Zotero
    Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox add-on or extension that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.


University Center for Excellence in Writing

For assistance with writing research papers, including citations, please contact the University Center for Excellence in Writing located in GS 215. They can also be reached at (561) 297-3498.

Undergraduate Writing Centers

Many U.S. universities have excellent undergraduate writing centers. Check these out for more information. 

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