Help with Citations

Depending on your citation needs, the following tools can be helpful in formating and compiling your sources.

Citation Generators

BibMe. Free automatic bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.

CiteMe. Facebook application that provides formatted citations from WorldCat, the world's largest library catalog.

EasyBib. Free automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA. Other styles require a subscription.

Microsoft Word. Word 2007 can automatically generate a bibliography and in-text or footnote citations based on the source information that you provide for the document.

Reference Managers

EndNote Web. Software for publishing and managing bibliographies. Free to Southwestern students and faculty.

Mendeley. Free. Includes an academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Zotero. Free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Comparison of reference management software. Wikipedia article comparing cost, operating system support, citation styles supported, word processor integration, etc. of reference management software titles.

Citation Guides

LIU - Citation Compilation. If you want to format your citations on your own, Long Island University's compilation of quick citation references is a good guide. It includes APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, and AMA.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Writing resources including guides for research and citation. A useful section on avoiding plagiarism is available