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Virtual Reference Desk: Citation Guides

APA Style Format (psychology, education, and other social sciences)

Chicago (general, often used by newspapers)

MLA (English and other humanities)

Bibliographic Software

Citation Generators

  • Citation Machine: Automatically formats bibliographic information into APA or MLA formats. Be sure to double-check results!
  • EasyBib: A free citation manager that will generate citations for your bibliography into MLA, APA and Chicago formats. Be sure to double-check results!
  • EBSCO Cite: When using the EBSCO databases on the Michael Schwartz library page, students can use EBSCO's interface to get citations for their references. An explanation of how to use EBSCO Cite can be found here .
  • Google Scholar Cite: When using Google Scholar to find references, students can use Google's cite option. An explanation of how to use this feature can be found here.
  • Noodle Tools Express: "Just need one or two quick citations?... simply generate them … and copy and paste what you need into your document." MLA, APA and Chicago.

Citation Managers

  • Create a Bibliography (Using Word)
  • Endnote Online: Cleveland State University affiliated users can access endnote online by creating an account in Web of Science.
  • Mendeley: A free reference manager and academic social network that can help to organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. See Library Research Guide: Mendeley for help.
  • Zotero: Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. See Library Research Guide: Zotero for help.

Other Citation Formats by Subject

Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University

  • Scholar Search: Keyword search on Style Manuals. Includes print and electronic resources. Certain resources may be available only on campus or by remote authentication.