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Research Toolkit: Find a Citation Tool

 

Option 1: Use a Citation Generator

 

Here's what a Citation Generator can do for you:

  • Enter information about your source
  • Indicate which citation style you need to use
  • The Generator produces a citation in that style
  • You can copy and paste the citation into your paper

 

Pro Tip: Double-check your citations at the Excelsior Online Writing Lab.

 

Here are a few citation generators to check out:

 

ZoteroBib

  • Create citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, and Chicago style
  • Create an account to save your citations and use citation libraries for different projects

My Bib

  • Create citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA and Chicago style
  • Look up your source by URL, title, or ISBN, and MyBib converts it to a citation and bibliographic reference.
  • Create an account to save your citations and use folders for different projects

 

Option 2: Database Citation Tools

 

 

 

Many research databases contain built-in citation tools that generate citations for you. Look for a button called "Cite" or "Citation Tools" to get the citation for the source you found in the database. These buttons are usually located on the right or left side of the article page in the database.

 

Citation tools in different databases highlighted

Above: Example of how citation tools appear in different databases.