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Citation Help: Citation Tools


"The purpose of a research paper is to synthesize previous research and scholarship with your ideas on the subject.  Therefore, you should feel free to use other persons' words, facts, and thoughts in your research paper, but the material you borrow must not be presented as if it were your own creation.  When you write your research paper, remember that you must document everything that you borrow--not only direct quotations and paraphrases but also information and ideas." 

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: MLA, 2009. 55. Print.

Online Tutorials: Plagarism

Citation Management Software

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 KnightCite is a free resource maintained by Calvin College in Michigan that allows you to create bibliographies in MLA, APA  and Chicago styles.  

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BibMe is a free, online citation generator. It also contains citation guides.

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Generates free citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

Citation Builder (U. of North Carolina Libraries)

Free, easy-to-use citation generator in MLA, APA, and Chicago.

Microsoft Word 2010 & 2013 & 2016 have a citation tool in the References tab, available when the style manuals are loaded into Word.

Screenshot showing Insert Citation option on the References tab in Microsoft Word

Library Databases & Citations

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All articles have a "Cite this article" button which brings up a screen showing the article cited in six different styles.