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Citation Style Guides: Citation Help

This Research Guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.

Citation Help

The following services are available online and provide help with popular styles, including APA and MLA. They were created to help students and researchers format their references.


A free fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. Supports automatic citation and bibliography creation for MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian styles.

Citation Machine

Helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources.

An automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly and evaluate for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately.


An online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources.


ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. It’s brought to you by the team behind Zotero, the powerful open-source research tool recommended by thousands of universities worldwide, so you can trust it to help you seamlessly add sources and produce perfect bibliographies.