Five web tools to format and generate citations

Teacher hands doing using a citation generator

Here are five citation generators to enrich your research, articles or blog posts.

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It is critical to validate and enrich texts with references to distinguish fake news and unsupported academic research from accurate information.

In this regard, there are different styles and methods to make citations such as the American Psychological Association (APA), American Sociological Society (ASA), Modern Language Association (MLA) or Chicago Citation.

To facilitate your work to develop quality research, write articles or publish blog posts, below are five automatic and easy-to-use citation generators.

  1. Cite this for me

    One of the most potent generators with dozens of reference styles. It allows choosing sources like books, web pages, podcasts, and films, among many others.

    It is also available as an add-on for Chrome browsers and Microsoft WORD.

  2. Tweet2Cite

    This automatic generator focuses on Twitter references in the APA, MLA and Wikipedia formats.

  3. Ottobib

    This generator creates references from the ISBN in the APA, MLA, Wikipedia and Chicago formats.

  4. CitationGenerator

    This site works as a word processor where anyone can copy and paste texts, select phrases to reference and generate their citations in APA, MLA or Chicago Citation format.

  5. CloudCite

    A simple bibliography generator of websites, books, and films in the most popular styles such as MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, IEEE, and Vancouver.

If you use a different tool and wish to share it with the readers of the Observatory, do not hesitate and post it in the comment box below.