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Free Citation Generators

Citation generators provide online forms to create a citation in various formats such as MLA, APA, Chicago, and more. The researcher types the bibliographic data into the form and the site generates a citation in the format requested.

Some citation generators display the citation on the screen, but don't save the citation. Others sites offer some citation management  services, such as saving your citations, and organizing files, folders, and citations as you perform your research.

Remember: you are responsible for the accuracy of your citations.


Free Citation Generators

Citation Generators in Databases

Databases With Citation Generators

Many databases offer examples of citations in a variety of citation styles.  They are not guaranteed to be accurate.  It is your responsibility as a student to check each citation carefully to make sure they are correct.

Microsoft Citation Generator

A citation generator feature is included in Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2021, Word 2019, and Word 2016. If you're using one of these versions of Word, you can find instructions on using the citation generator here

Resource Showcase: The Purdue OWL


The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides a thorough overview of MLA 8 with helpful examples. Be sure to check out its MLA Formatting and Style Guide.

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