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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!
  • 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.