Answered By: Angela Galvan
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2017     Views: 1

With a citation generator, you enter your source bibliographic information in order to produce a citation in your selected format that you can copy and paste into your paper. Make sure to check your generated citations at the Purdue Online Writing Lab‚ÄčSome 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. Citations with a proxy URL or name of a database provider--for example, ProQuest or EBSCO--are not correct in any style. Always double check the citations you generate for your assignments.

Here is a selected list of citation generators:

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.

Citation Machine

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

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.

What is Library DIY?

Milne Library DIY is adapted from the Library DIY project created by Meredith Farkas, Amy Hofer, Lisa Molinelli and Kimberly Willson-St. Clair at Portland State University Library.