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Citing Resources: Citation Builders

Citing Builders

Quick Citation Builders

NCSU Libraries Citation Builder
Citable sources include books, book chapters, magazine or newspaper articles, scholarly articles, and websites. (APA or MLA formats)

KnightCite v.3.1 - Hekman Library, Calvin College

Citable sources include books, magazine or newspaper articles, dictionary and encyclopedia entries, websites, photos, cartoons, and films. Greater selection of citable sources. (APA or MLA formats)


Cites up to 59 different sources including blogs, emails, Court Cases, Online videos, speeches, live performances, and paintings. Ability to search for and automatically cite some sources (like books and scholarly articles). MLA format is free, APA requires a MyBib Pro subscription.

Reference Managers

Reference managers are software that help you keep track of your citations. They allow you to organize your citations, store the full text, and insert citations in your papers.


"Your personal research assistant. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research." How to Get Started.


Manage your references efficiently. Keep all your thoughts together. Cite seamlessly.


"Save your biggest inspirations, showcase your finest work, and plan that holiday of a lifetime, all on one platform, completely free."