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Citing and Evaluating

Evaluating Sources

Citing Sources--Guides   

Visit these links for information about citing sources.

RefWorks Bibliographic & Citation Management Software   

RefWorks is a web-based tool that assists in managing citations, creating bibliographies, and importing references from online databases.

Citation Generators   

Use a citation generator when you need to create a bibliography. These user-friendly, easy-to-use tools create individual citations that must be copied and pasted into a Word document. Be sure to proofread your citations for accuracy, completeness, and correct formatting. Although citation generators can be quite reliable, they are not error proof.

  • KnightCite Citation Maker (Heckman Library, Calvin College)
    Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago styles for a wide variety of print and electronic resources.
  • EasyBib
    MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.  Some features require a free account.  Upgrade for additional features.
  • Mendeley
    Also works as a citation manager, and not just generator.  Mendeley is a free reference manager for students and researchers.  Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, as well as read and annotate PDFs on any device.
  • Zotero
    Like Menedeley, Zotero is also a robust citation manager.  Billed as a "personal research assistant", it's is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.