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Bibliography/Citation Help

Research Databases

Use the library databases for your research - they create your citations for you!

Citation Creation Tools


  • Search and select your sources, and it does the rest
  • Includes "ISBN lookup" for books
  • Sign up (e-mail address) is required for downloading the bibliography
  • Works for MLA 7, APA, and other styles

Easy Bib

  • Free to use, but includes ads
  • MLA only for free accounts


  • Useful for a variety of source types
  • Works for MLA 7, APA, and Chicago style
  • Simple registration required for downloading
Landmarks Son of Citation Machine
  • Creates one entry at a time, copy/paste into document
  • Includes "ISBN lookup" for books
  • Works for MLA 7, APA, and other styles

Style, Formatting, and Samples

Go old school and build your citations yourself by using these resources.
  • University of Wisconsin Writing Center: Handbook
  • The Online Writing Lab at Purdue: OWL
  • Cornell University Annotated Bibliogrophy: Guide