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Last Updated: Feb 20, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Citation Generators

Use any of these links to create citations in a particular format.  Be sure to choose the proper style (MLA, APA, etc) and material type (electronic journal, website, book, etc).  CAUTION: YOU are responsible for ensuring that your citations are formatted correctly.  These tools will help you, but are not perfect!  

  • EasyBib
    Easy to use and free. Create an account (on campus) to access additional features like bibliography creation and project organization.
  • RefWorks  
    Helps you to gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. Create an individual account to use. Your computer may warn you that this is not a trusted site. It is! Just click on "trust content."
  • KnightCite
    An online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. Register for free to store citations for different projects and create bibliographies.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    MLA, APA, Chicago Style and Turabian
  • Zotero
    a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives in your Firefox browser itself and allows for collaboration.
  • Mendeley
    A free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Writing tips

Use the information on this page to help you get a nice start on organizing your thoughts and writing your paper.  The tabs above offer helpful links to ensure that information you use in your paper is cited properly.  Don't forget to ask for help if you need it.  



Research Help

  • Research Help
    Use this guide to help you with any aspect of the research process - from picking a topic, to making sure the information you find is valid and useful.

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