Bibliography and Citation Tools

The tools included in this list are among the best web services you can find online to help with the integration of bibliography and citations into documents. They cover different style formats including APA, MLA, and Chicago.


EndNote Basic

1. EndNote Basic

EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Thomson Reuters.It helps you collect, organize and share citations from library databases and catalogues. EndNote also helps you format your papers, creating bibliographies and footnotes in a wide variety of citation styles (Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.)

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• Store up to 50,000 references
• 20 most popular bibliographic styles
• 2GB of file storage
• Search the 6 most popular databases
• Webpage reference capture

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2. Bibme

This is the fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It is the easiest way to build a works cited page.


Easy Bib

3. Easy Bib

This is another great tool for students to help them with citing their bibliographies it includes things such as radio shows, recorded music, and even works of arts from museums.


4. RefWorks

This is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool. It is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.


5. ZoteroBib - Cite anything

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. If you need to reuse sources across multiple projects or build a shared research library, we recommend using Zotero instead.

Citation Machine

6. Citation Machine

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


7. Citelighter

This is a wonderful tool that allows users to bookmark sections of webpages together with the information needed to create an APA, MLA, or Chicago style bibliography.


8. Citefast

This is a tool I just learned about it from one of my readers and I am adding it now to this list. Citefast is a fast an accurate citation generator. It generates bibliography, in-text citations and a title page in APA 6th edition, MLA and Chicago.

OSCOLA Referencing Generator

9. OSCOLA Referencing Generator

The OSCOLA Reference Generator below will automatically create and format your citations in the OSCOLA Referencing style. Simply enter the details of the source you wish to cite and the generator will do the hard work for you, no registration is required!

Cite Ready

10. Cite Ready

Cite Ready – A Reference Management Application up to 3,000 users. (1st October 2021-30th September 2022)


11. Scribbr

Create accurate APA citations for free.

Citation Generator

12. Citation Generator


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