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Citing Sources: Citation Generators

This guide offers resources to help you document the sources you're citing in your research papers and projects.

The college has purchased subscriptions to EndNote for all current students and faculty.

Why pay for one when you can get one for free? See our EndNote User's Guide for more information.

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EndNote is a subscription software program that helps you store and manage citation information for the resources that you find in the course of your research, including books, journal articles, and other materials.

You can either enter citation information by hand or automatically import it from most research databases. You can then use EndNote to generate bibliographies and insert citations directly into Microsoft Word documents, using the citation style of your choice (MLA, APA, Chicago, and many others).

​Zotero

Zotero is similar to EndNote in that it offers both a downloadable and a web version. The difference is that it is free. 

Many research databases offer cite this item features, which generate citations in the most popular styles (MLA, APA, etc.) for any source that you find. You can then save, download, email, or copy-paste these directly into your papers.

In EBSCO databases:

Click on the Cite link. Use the right-side scroll bar to find your preferred citation style. Copy/paste into your document.

NOTE: Be sure to double check the citation formats for accuracy. In this example, the title is in all CAPS. No citation style uses all CAPS.

There are many FREE online citation generation websites out there. Compare citation managers to pick one that is right for you. Below are a few examples.

Note: Be sure to always confirm what edition of the style manual the generator is using and what edition your professor wants you to use to make sure they are the same.