Quick Referencing Guides

Whenever you write something for your blog or website, or for a school paper, or even for a report at work, you have to make sure that you’re not copying other people’s work. If you have to use that brilliant idea or that powerful quotation, you must cite the person responsible for it and give them the  credit. Otherwise, you’re handing in plagiarized work. Here are five quick referencing guides, available online, to help you correctly cite the information that you use.

Citation Machine

Referencing can be tedious, and it involves a lot of painstaking editing, especially if you have a lot of references. If you frequently use APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian citation styles, you will find that Citation Machine can make your life a lot easier. You can search books, magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, even films, and other resources that can be found online, and you can create your citations using the built-in online form. With this easy-to-use online tool, properly crediting the information that you use has never been so quick and easy.


It’s the hardworking student’s best friend when it comes to research and citation work. It’s a very easy-to-use guide that will show you what to do next to create that impressive reference list. No need to sign up for an account, but you do need to pay extra if you want to use the Chicago or APA-style citations. It has a mobile app available in the App Store and Google Play store if you need to work on the go, too.


BibMe is another online tool that you can use to generate citations. It creates your bibliography in three simple steps. Best of all, you can use the service for free, with the option to upgrade to a Pro account if you are a really heavy user. Highly recommended for students and professionals who still need some guidance when creating a good and correct bibliography.

To use BibMe, all you need to do is search for a book, an article, a website, or a film and then add it to your bibliography. Once you have everything you need to be keyed in, you can just download it in APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, American Medical Association, or Harvard Reference formats.


Endnote is another tool that helps you find materials from its online database and build your reference list. You can create your bibliography and citation using the correct format, with over 6,000 styles available. You can organize and save your files, and even collaborate with other members of your team or other research communities. You have to pay to use the service, but there’s also a free trial available to convince you to get onboard.


The name says it all. It’s referencing made easy, and it’s free. It’s the perfect tool to create projects, reference sources, annotate pages, and manage references. It works with any citation format, and you can sync everything across all of your devices so you can work from anywhere. You can use books, articles, webpages, videos, and so much more, and you get a comprehensive, accurate, and professional-looking reference list in just seconds. You can download it on your smartphone or add it to your Chrome browser for easy access.

Rouselle Isla
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