Citation Machine - Interactive web tool for creating standard bibliographic and in-text citations in APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian style formats
EasyBib - Web application that puts bibliographic information for 50 types of resources into APA or MLA formatted reference lists
Tweet2Cite.com - Online tool to create APA and MLA style citations for tweets by simply entering the URL
Citation Management Tools - Use this Library Guide for the most up to date information on the citation management tools supported by the ASU Library.
Why is Proper Citation Important?
Citing your sources is an important part of the writing process. Documenting your sources gives credit to authors whose thoughts and ideas you have incorporated into your work. Proper citation helps you as a writer by strengthening your position and showing the depth of your research. Citing also helps your readers verify what you've written and follow up with sources they find interesting.
Most importantly, proper citation will help you avoid plagiarism.
How can I effectively cite the sources I use?
Proper citation will link text and facts used in your papers and presentations to the relevant sources quoted or consulted. APA is the most common citation format for the social sciences.
Here are some other tools available to you to help with citations and bibliographies.
Style guides show how to format citations for bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations in a consistent format that makes it easy for the reader to locate the source. This course uses the APA citation style. You can find help on how to format citations according to the APA style in the following sources:
Short Guides Online: