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Library "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY)

I need a tool to generate quick citations

Citation generators allow you to enter your source's bibliographic information (such as title and author for a journal article, web page, or book) in order to produce a citation in your selected format.

Most library databases have built-in citation generators that allow you to click on a "Cite" or "Citation Tools" button to get a suggested citation for that article or book.

Here is a selected list of citation generators:

BibME

  • Generate citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles
  • Look up your reference by URL, title, or ISBN
  • Create a free account and save your references for future use

Citation Machine

  • Create citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles

EasyBib

  • Create citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles
  • Look up sources by URL, title, and ISBN

KnightCite

  • Create citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles
  • Create citations for multiple source formats (e.g. multimedia, radio program, film)

Zotero

  • Collect, organize, cite, and share research for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles

Note: Check the citations generated through all citation tools, which can make errors.