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Write, Cite, Make a Bibliography

 

Some of the more popular tools for generating bibliographies for your papers are listed below.  Just remember that no citation-generating tool is perfect so be sure to proofread your citations for accuracy.  If you need help with MLA format, check the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/.

APA Style CENTRAL

APA Style CENTRAL is the official resource on APA Style. The site is divided into four modules: Learn, Research, Write, and Publish. The Learning Center contains a digital media library including instructional videos, self-quizzes, samples, and more. The Research Center houses more than 80 forms for proper reference formatting, along with an extensive library of preformatted citations. The Writing Center features authoritative guidance for all types of scholarly writing in APA Style. Preformatted templates, context-sensitive help, and specially developed toolbars help guide writers to proper formatting regardless of paper type. The Publishing Center enables users to browse or search information on peer-reviewed journals from more than 260 different publishers. 

Cite This For Me

Cite This For Me is a free online tool that automatically builds your reference list or bibliography. It is designed to help students prepare their whole bibliography or reference list quickly and easily. All popular citation styles such as AMA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, IEEE, ISO 690, MHRA, MLA, OSCOLA, Turabian and Vancouver are available for citation. If you are using Google Chrome, you can also download the Cite This For Me browser extension from the Google Chrome web store.

Citation Machine

Helps students to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to.

Citation Builder

A web-based tool developed at North Carolina State University (NCSU) that is designed to quickly and easily generate citations for sources consulted during the research process. Citation Builder is an attempt to provide a low-barrier method for users to generate citations for commonly consulted source media in either APA (American Psychological Association) or MLA (Modern Language Association) formats.

KnightCite

KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided free of charge by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. Citation formats include APA, MLA, and Chicago. While either print or electronic resources may be cited, KnightCite was intended to be an up-to-date tool able to quickly generate citations for increasingly used electronic resources such as scholarly articles from a database.

EasyBib

Use this to make a Works Cited page in MLA, APA, or Chicago formats.

BibMe

Search for a book, article, website, or film, or enter the information yourself. Add it to your bibliography and continue citing to build your Works Cited list. Download your bibliography in MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian formats.

ETSU affiliated tools

Mendeley

A free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device. Sign up using your ETSU email address to take advantage of Mendeley instituional benefits such as extra storage and expanded group sizes. 

EndNote

Do you use the Web of Science database? If so, it contains EndNote Basic, which allows you to add references to your EndNote Library directly from Web of Science; organize references into folders for access and use at any time; create formatted reference lists in a variety of publishing styles; and access your EndNote Library from any computer at your institution

APA Style CENTRAL

APA Style CENTRAL is the official resource on APA Style. The site is divided into four modules: Learn, Research, Write, and Publish. The Learning Center contains a digital media library including instructional videos, self-quizzes, samples, and more. The Research Center houses more than 80 forms for proper reference formatting, along with an extensive library of preformatted citations. The Writing Center features authoritative guidance for all types of scholarly writing in APA Style. Preformatted templates, context-sensitive help, and specially developed toolbars help guide writers to proper formatting regardless of paper type. The Publishing Center enables users to browse or search information on peer-reviewed journals from more than 260 different publishers. 


Tools that charge

RefWorks

If you're happy with RefWorks, you can purchase an individual subscription. The cost for an annual license is $100. Check out their website for more information.

EndNote

enables you to move seamlessly through your research process with flexible tools for searching, organizing and sharing your research, creating your bibliography and writing your paper. With unique features to maximize your time like automatically finding full text and updating records, EndNote lets you spend less time in the details.
Special pricing for students, faculty,and staff

 

Free tools

Zotero

A free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

 

Which tool is right for you?

Listed below are links that provide information about the various tools:

"Manage Citations with RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley, or Zotero" from UMass Boston

"EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley Help" from UC Berkeley