Here are some free online tools to help you cite your sources.
Please be aware that free citation generators are not always accurate. Compare the given citations to the Online Writing Lab (OWL) citation site, check the print style manuals in the Library, or talk to your professor prior to submitting your work.
Creates MLA style citations. APA and Chicago styles require a premium account.
Many research databases, including EBSCOhost and ProQuest, provide you with citations for the sources you view. However, these results are not always accurate. There are often errors in capitalization, names, and spacing. Google Scholar also provides citations, but these lack required information about you accessed the item online.
Use these citations as a starting point, but be sure to compare them to the Online Writing Lab (OWL) citation site, check the print style manuals in the Library, or talk to your professor prior to submitting your work.
The Library has the following print style manuals behind the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library:
- Chicago Manual of Style (LB2369.C45 2010)
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (LB2369 .G53 2009)
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (BF76.7 .P83 2010)