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Citation Management Tools

A guide helping researchers and students select and use citation management and reference generator software.

Citation Generators

Here is a list of free online citation generators. These generators allow you to enter your resource's (e.g. journal article, web page, book) information and then it allows you to create a citation and bibliography (works cited) reference that you can copy and paste into your paper. Citation generators do not save your references.

JAMA and Vancouver styles, often used for medical articles, are available in BibME, Citation Machine, and EasyBib. Select the "Other" category and search by style name.

BibME

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for many styles, including MLA (Modern Lanaguage Association) APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles that you can copy and paste into your paper.
  • Look up feature allows you to look up your reference (e.g. by URL, title, ISBN, etc) and automatically convert into a citation and bibliographic reference.
  • Allows you to create a free account and save you references for future use.

Citation Machine

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for APA, Turabian, MLA, and Chicago styles that you can copy and paste into your paper.
  • Has an ISBN look up option for APA and MLA styles.

EasyBib

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for APA, MLA,Turabian, and Chicago styles that you can copy and paste into your paper.
  • Look up feature allows you to look up your reference (e.g. by URL, title, ISBN, etc) and automatically convert into a citation and bibliographic reference.

KniteCite

  • Creates citations and bibliographic references for APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago styles that you can copy and paste into your paper.
  • Multiple formats available to create citations from