WRITER BEWARE: No citation generator is perfect. You are ultimately responsible for the proper citation of sources in your papers, so you will need to check and correct any citations created with any of these tools. Think of these tools as a starting point, not a replacement for learning how to create citations yourself. See the resources on the cite your sources page to learn about various citation styles. 

Library Databases

Almost all library databases have a citation feature that will create bibliographic citations following the style of your choice, which you can then copy and paste into your bibliography or email to yourself. Look for the word "Cite" next to the record for an individual item. It usually appears somewhere on the right side of the webpage.


Hekman Library at Calvin College provides this online tool to create citations in the three most popular styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago. 


Zotero is a high-powered tool for collecting, organizing, and citing your sources. A basic account is free. Zotero is especially useful for major projects like capstones or theses. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can build citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago for free. After searching for an article or a book, click on quotation mark icon underneath the entry. 

You can access JBU library resources through Google Scholar if you are on campus or you have configured your settings to show JBU holdings. See more information here.

Regarding EasyBib

EasyBib EDU access expires July 15, 2018. If you used the JBU EasyBib Coupon Code to create an account, download and save any work you want to keep before that date. (See their FAQ for more details.) You can create a new individual EasyBib account, but it will not automatically transfer your information from your previous account, and it will not support APA citation unless you purchase a monthly subscription to the "PRO" version. 

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