Citing and Evaluating
- Primary or Secondary Sources
- Evaluating Print Sources
- Scholarly Journals, Popular Magazines, and Trade Publications
- Fast Track: A student's guide to high performance research
Visit these links for information about citing sources.
- Citing Government Documents
- Specific Style Guides
- APA LibGuide
- MLA LibGuide
- Duke University - Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation Guidelines (Covers APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, and Turabian)
- Research and Documentation Online - by Diana Hacker (Covers MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, CBE)
RefWorks Bibliographic & Citation Management Software
RefWorks is a web-based tool that assists in managing citations, creating bibliographies, and importing references from online databases.
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.
Citation Maker (Heckman Library, Calvin College)
Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago styles for a wide variety of print and electronic resources.
MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc. Some features require a free account. Upgrade for additional features.
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.
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.