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Other Citation Resources

Plough Library's Citing Sources guide offers examples of APA, MLA, and Turabian citation styles for print articles, online articles, books, chapter, e-books, encyclopedias, webpages, and other commonly cited forms.

Diana Hacker's Reference and Documentation Online: features include examples--with explanations--of properly formatted papers in APA, MLA, Chicago, and CSE styles.

Citation Resources in Library Databases

CQ Resources (CQ Researcher, CQ Encyclopedia of American Government)

  • CQ includes a CiteNow link in the toolbar that generates a citation for the on-screen document. Click CiteNow to open a window displaying a copy-and-pastable APA-style citation with options for changing to other styles.
  • Available styles: APA, Bluebook, Chicago, MLA

EBSCOHost databases (Academic Search Premier, ATLA, Business Source Premier, ERIC, MLA, PsycArticles, PsycInfo)

  • Add items you want to cite to the Folder. Once you've selected all items, go to Folder View and choose the Print command. Change the standard field format to "brief citation" and select the style you want. Click Print. You'll get a list that can be cut-and-pasted into your document. Be aware that EBSCOHost also offers a separate persistent link for each reference that you may or may not be required to use. Check with your instructor.
  • Available styles: AMA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, Vancouver

Gale databases (Academic OneFile, General OneFile, General Reference Center Gold, Expanded Academic, Health & Reference Center Academic)

  • Select items you want to cite. Once you've selected all items, go to the Marked Items list. From the options on the left, click the CI icon for citation tools. You'll get a that you can cut-and-paste from into your document. Gale also includes Document URLS with each citation; you may or may not be required to include these. Check with your instructor.
  • Be aware that you can also generate a list by clicking Print. These references, however, require much more editing to be acceptable.
  • Available styles: APA, MLA6, MLA7


  • WorldCat is especially helpful with citing unusual works, state and local publications in particular. Search for a work (TIP: if there are numerous options and you are not sure which one to select, search for the ISBN instead of the author or title.) Open the record. Near the top of the record is a Cite/Export link. Click on it to see citing options. Choose the one you want, and copy-and-paste the citation into your document. You may have to edit the indents to make the citation display properly in your paper.
  • Note: WorldCat will remember the style you selected during the course of a session.
  • Available styles: APA6, Chicago, Harvard, MLA7, Turabian

Free Web-Based Tools

CiteULike ( (Provided by Springer; requires registration)

  • CiteULike works well with article citations found on the web but does not handle other formats well. The only way to manage a group of references in CiteULike is to export them to a bibliographic citation manager like RefWorks. Use the "export as RIS option" if you do this.
  • You can generate citations to single articles one at a time, in a variety of styles. Open the full record. Under the title is a dropdown list, "Choose a Citation Format." Click on the one you want to generate a copy-and-pastable citation. None of these citations are indented, so if your style requires it, be sure to edit your document.
  • Available styles: ACS, APA, APS, CBE, Chicago, Elsevier, Harvard, IEEE, JAMA, MLA, Nature, Oxford, Science, Turabian, Vancouver

Landmark's Son of Citation Machine (

  • CitationMachine provides workforms for a variety of print and nonprint material that you may need to cite. First select your style, then the format (article, books, newspaper, etc.) of the material you are citing. Fill in the information and generate a citation.
  • Available styles: APA6, Chicago, MLA7, Turabian.