Enter the fill-in-the-blank citation tools! Simply select the style, input the information (author, title, date, volume, etc.), and watch it transform into a citation. Here's a quick rundown of the choices available to you:
- Citationmachine.net: probably the oldest (online since 2000), it can do citations in MLA and APA on a variety of resources along with regular book, article and newspaper resources.
- KnightCite: created by
Calvin College's Heckman Library ( ), KnightCite will create citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Michigan
- RapidCite: a website service that provides a simple step by step process to create citations and the option of importing your citations to a MS Word document.
- Citation Builder: a service of the North Carolina State University Libraries, it can convert the more basic resources.
As handy as these websites are they will not correct your misspellings or capitalization errors: what you type in is what you get back. Luckily, we have the print versions of any style guide you could possibly use @thelibrary, so you can doublecheck the citations for accuracy. If you have any questions, just ask a Librarian for help.