What are Citation Generators?
Citation Generators can create citations in some of the more common citation styles like MLA, APA or Chicago styles.
If you do not need to cite very many resources, you might want to use one of the following citation generators rather than learning how to use a citation manager like Zotero, Mendeley or EndNote.
You should always check to make sure that the generated citation matches the requirements of the style used.
Use the information generated as a starting point for your citation only. You need to check all parts of the citation including author names, capitalisation, journal names (and journal abbreviations if necessary) and punctuation.
Online Citation Generators
These generators include many different citation styles and can help you cite journals, books or websites. There are many citation generators. Some features are available for free; advanced features may require a subscription. Below is a list of some Citation Generator tools.
Creating Citations from Databases
Many library databases offer the option for you to automatically create a citation for a source after you have performed a search in the library databases. The links below show some examples of these.
MultiSearch & EBSCOHost Databases