Citation builders are programs that can help create your citation. In most cases, after you select the type of source you are using, you are then prompted to type in the information (author name, title, etc.). The program creates a citation for you to copy into your document. Programs listed below are free unless otherwise noted:
Many of the Library's subscription databases auto-generate citations for articles and e-books. Some allow you to export citations to citation managers.
Students are advised to review these citations to make sure they are compliant with the citation format assigned by your instructor.
Not all citation builders are always correct. Some are slow to adopt changes from style guide updates, may have a programming error, or may include entries that are mistyped. Students should always double check their auto-generated citations for correctness.
Need help navigating the world of citation management software? Use the links above and the frequently asked questions below to learn a little more about four of the most popular options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is citation management software?
Where do I get citation management software?
How much does citation management software cost?
Which citation management software should I choose?
How do I learn how to use my citation management software?
Learn more about the four most popular citation management software options using the links above, or compare all of the options here.