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Library DIY: Generate Quick Citations

Find how to locate a book, eBook, and articles, evaluate and cite sources, and access library services.

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.

Note: Check the citations generated through these tools, as they can make errors. Citation style guides are available here

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.

KniteCite

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

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

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