mla works cited generators
It is strongly recommend that you check your citations generated by these tools by reviewing the online APA or MLA style guides, our print citation style handbooks/manuals kept at the Reynolds Libraries reference desk at any campus, or ask a Reynolds Librarian for help.
Below are some links to free citation generators. Please keep in mind that –
(c) complete the citation creation forms as fully as possible; and
Online citations generators remove some of the effort involved in creating accurate citations. However, citation generators are not always up-to-date with current style guide standards.
- Citation Builder – MLA, APA, CBE/CSE, and Chicago format
- Cite This for Me – MLA, APA and Chicago
- EasyBib – Only MLA is free.
- Knight Cite – MLA, APA & Chicago Styles
- Microsoft Word – Create a bibliography
Once you open an article, most library databases offer tools to copy citations. You can usually find this option as part of a tools menu or some kind of icon.
Fill in all the boxes completely and correctly.
If you are using APA style, click on the APA choice on the home screen.
EasyBib is a free, online tool for generating citations. Only MLA style citations are available on the free version. EasyBib is, as it’s name suggests, easy to use, but the video below will give you some tips for finding the citations pieces you need to ensure that you get accurate, correct citations out of EasyBib.
In 2016, MLA published the 8th Edition handbook, which is significantly different from the 7th Edition that had previously been used. When using a citation guide or automatic citation generator like EasyBib, make sure you have selected the correct MLA edition.
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Zotero is one of the programs available to U-M students. It is a useful tool for keeping track of many citations and saves valuable formatting time.
The moment you are asked to cite, take a look at your assignment to see if a specific citation style is indicated. This information must be known before you can properly cite your work. As with any citation system, using it correctly protects you from accusations of plagiarism. Common citation styles include MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style. Use the tabs above to learn more.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 7th edition of the APA Manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
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Please note that when working with citation management tools it’s extremely important that the citation information stored in these tools is correct. For example, if a citation is exported to a citation management tool in all UPPER CASE LETTERS when that citation is output as a source on a reference list it will be listed in all UPPER CASE LETTERS. Typically, that type of detail is NOT corrected by the citation management tool, so users should always double check the citation information that they are entering into or exported to the citation management tool.
A Citation Management Tool is software that allows you to store and organize citation information (e.g. title, author, publication date, etc.). Most also allow users to create a reference list, bibliography, or work cited page from the citations stored in the management tool and some even assist with in-text citations, creating annotated bibliographies, organizing research, and more. Most tools offer assistance with citing sources in a variety of styles like APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.