Citation Help

​Citation Help

Need Help with Citing Sources?

The following guides show you how to cite sources and organize them

correctly on the Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) Page:                                                        

         Citing Sources: MLA Style 8th Edition

         Citing Sources: APA Style 6th Edition

Citation Makers

  • Citation Makers save time by formulating citations for use in a Works Cited list.
  • Citations are created by either manual entry into a template or automatically through various methods.
  • Citation accuracy cannot be guaranteed. 
  • Consultation of the following sources is recommended to confirm that citations are formatted correctly:
    1. SJCC Library online handouts  
    2. MLA Handbook, LB 2369 .M53 2016 
    3. Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website            

Most of SJCC Library databases include citations of full-text periodical articles, however, it is also recommended to double-check these citations.

The Citation Makers listed below have been tested by the SJCC librarians, and although none has produced perfect results, they performed satisfactorily in most cases.


  • Free account sign-up, but not required
  • Searches for pre-formatted MLA and APA citations using titles, authors, ISBNs, URLs, etc.
  • In-text citation generator with guide
  • Citations can be saved for four days on one computer without signing up for an account 

EasyBib Citation Guide 

  • Free MLA citation formatting; APA requires paid subscription. 
  • Searches for pre-formatted citations using titles, keywords, ISBNs, URLs, etc., (manual entry also available).
  • Citations can be saved to Google Docs, if user has a Gmail account.
  • Citations can be generated one at a time, then copied and pasted into a document. 
  • Parenthetical (in-text) citations and saved citations are only available to paid subscribers.

Citation Machine

  • Free to use; registration is not offered.
  • Will search ISBNs and URLs to locate pre-formatted citations.
  • For manual entry, users can select from a variety of templates, such as book, online journal article, web document, etc.
  • Will not remember the citation; users must copy and paste citations into Word document.
  • Provides In-text citation formatting.


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