APA Citation Tools

APA Citation Machines, Wizards, and Tools

Do you need a little extra help with your APA citations? Using an APA citation tool is a quick way to get your references ready in APA format. However, it is still important that you have a solid understanding of how to cite sources in APA style. If you do opt to use one of the APA citation wizards, remember to carefully check each reference to ensure the accuracy of your citations.

Also, please note that some APA citation tools are still in the process of updating to the latest guidelines found in the ​sixth edition of the APA publication manual.

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KnightCite

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KnightCite is an APA citation maker from the Hekman Library at Calvin College can be used to create a basic citation for a book in APA format. First, be sure to select APA from the "Citation Styles" menu on the left. Then complete the required fields and hit submit to receive your APA citation.

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Zotero

Zotero is actually a very useful Firefox Add-on that can be utilized for a variety of research purposes, but it also makes a great APA citation machine. In addition to collecting and organizing your research, you can also use the tool to create APA style citations.

Zotero is also very helpful for helping keep track of your research and sources, so you can also use the tool to organize your references, cite your sources, and also share what you have found.

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APA Citation Wizards

APA Citation Wizards is a handy tool offers a quick and easy way to create references for web pages, online books and online journal articles. The tools for creating web page and online book citations has been updated to the newest version of APA format, but the tool for online journal article still uses the format from the older, fifth-edition of the publication manual.

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Landmarks Citation Machine

Landmarks Citation Machine is a tool allows students to create references in a variety of formats, including APA. Start by selecting APA format from the menu on the left, and then click the type of source you are going to cite (i.e. book, periodical, online article, etc.). Then, simply fill out the required fields and hit submit.

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Cite This!

CiteThis! is an APA citation machine that is also a Firefox Add-on that can be used to make citations of online sources in APA, MLA and AMA formats. According to some of the online reviews, the tool is not completely accurate, so always check your finished reference to ensure it is in correct APA format.

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Bibme Citation Creator

Bibme is another citation tool that automatically auto-fills and generates citations for your works cited pages. The website also offers some useful advice on why it is so important to accurately cite other sources, including the fact that establishing your sources will actually strengthen your own paper.

The site also allows students to either search for sources or add them on their own. You can also save your bibliography and add to it as you do more research. Finally, you can then easily download your references in APA format or even save them in MLA, Chicago, or Turabian formats.

A Word From Verywell

Using a citation maker can be very helpful as you prepare your APA format sources, but they are no substitute for a solid understanding of the basics of APA style. These tools are often best used as a quick way to create references that you can then double-check before you complete your assignment. 

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