Automatic Citation Generators
Most of the library’s databases have built-in citation generators which produce citations in various styles at the click of a button.
- From the search results page, click on the title of the book or article you would like to cite.
- Locate the icon for the citation generator, similar to the ones below.
- Choose the required format.
- Cut and paste the citation into your Word document.
- Always double-check automatically generated citations for accuracy using the appropriate style guide. Consult your professor and/or the Writing Center for help if you want to be sure your citation is correct.
- APA Quick Guide – overview with common citation examples
- APA Manual – print format – the complete guide to the APA style.
- APA Website – answers to common questions about APA style.
- MLA Quick Guide – overview with common citation examples.
- MLA Manual – print format – the complete guide to the MLA style.
- MLA FAQs – answers to common questions about MLA style.
- Turabian Quick Guide – overview with common citation examples.
- Turabian Manual – print format – the complete guide to the Turabian style.
Citation Management Software
A number of software packages exist to help you organize and store your citations and output bibliographies. Wikipedia has a comparison of all available tools, the most common of which include:
- EasyBib – free to NU students through this link. Web-based.
- Zotero – free, browser-based.
- EndNote – $114, pc based. EndNote Basic, a free online version, is also available.
For further help, consult your professor and/or the Writing Center.