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Citation Help: Online Citation Generators

Online Citation Generators

Citation generators can be great time-saving tools, but depend greatly on the accuracy of your input. The Purdue OWL's Using Citation Generators Responsibly offers more on using them wisely. 

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  • Citation Machine is now run through the Purdue OWL

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  • Free resource from Calvin College that generates citations in MLA, APA  and Chicago styles 

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  • Free citation generator of MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard styles

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  • Easy to use citation builder from North Carolina State U.

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  • TypeCite is a free citation builder that has a relationship with JSTOR

  • Microsoft Word includes a citation tool in their References tab
  • Google Docs also has citation tools built in
  • Mendeley and Zotero are more enhanced citation management tools with free basic versions 


Citations From Library Subscription Databases

Many of the Madison College Library subscription databases offer internal citation examples:

  • CQ Researcher -- look for the CiteNow! tab at the top
  • Credo -- look for the Citation link at the top
  • Ebsco databases -- look for the Cite link in the "Tools" box
  • Films on Demand -- look for the Cite link underneath the video
  • JSTOR -- look for the Cite link to the right of the citation
  • Opposing Viewpoints -- look for the Cite link at the top

 Google Scholar also provides sample citations for its results. Look for the " symbol.

Finding Citations in Library Databases