Use a Citation Generator

Citation Generators


With a citation generator, you to enter your source bibliographic information in order to produce a citation in your selected citation style that you can copy and paste into your paper. Make sure to double check that your generated citations are correct either with a style guide or at the  Purdue Online Writing Lab .

Some library databases have built-in citation generators, where you can select a "Cite" button to get the citation for that article or book in various formats.

BibME

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles
  • Look up your reference by URL, title, or ISBN, then it automatically converts to a citation and bibliographic reference
  • Create a free account and save your references for future use

View the BibME website

Citation Machine

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles
  • Look up options for APA and MLA styles

View the Citation Machine website

EasyBib

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles
  • Look up your reference by URL, title, or ISBN, then it automatically converts to a citation and bibliographic reference

View the EasyBib website

Citation Management Systems


Citation management systems allow you to download citations from various websites and databases (sometimes with the full text article), electronically store and organize the citations, as well as insert citations and a bibliography into your paper in the format of your choice as you write your paper. If you need to manage a large number of citations or are going to need to write a lot of papers that require you to cite sources, a citation management system may make citing sources in your paper a whole lot easier. If you work collaboratively on some projects, your citations can also be shared with groups or co-authors.

The University of Nevada, Reno provides support for several free-to-use citation management tools, as well as tutorials on how to use them: