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Student Resources 

 Research

 

Magnolia - gives you access to electronic databases through your local public, school, community college, or university libraries

     *to access from home: use password "magn0897"

 

Citing

 

EasyBib - This citation tool has only limited free access. You can make free citations only in MLA style. The advantage of this citation generator is that it fills in more details than other tools (including the year of publication and publishing company).

 

The options of types of resources are unlimited—reference blogs, comics, digital images, federal rules, reports, online databases, patents, and many more.

Access: free citations without registration only in MLA style
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN
Extra Features: APA, Chicago, and about 100 other citation styles are available for pro accounts only

  

Citation Machine -  Along with MLA, APA, and Chicago, this citation generator is compatible with at least 10 other popular academic citation styles.

This is also an excellent citation machine for movies. You can find any film you need online through the service and get a reference you can use in a paper.

Access: free; subscription plan for extra features (save unlimited bibliographies and check for plagiarism); registration needed to download a citation in Word or switch format
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN; the tool fills in the authors’ names and title of the book, while the year and location of publication need to be filled in manually
Extra Features: creating parenthetical citations, checking paper for plagiarism and grammar errors

 

Bibme This citation tool is very similar to Son of Citation Machine in its functionality and features. The two tools have similar forms and even pop-up windows.

 

Check your paper for unintentional plagiarism with one click and use grammar suggestions to improve your writing style and get higher grades.

Access: free; subscription plan for extra features
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN
Extra Features: bibliography and parenthetical citations, grammar and plagiarism check

 

CiteFastThis tool creates citations in the latest editions of APA, MLA, and Chicago.

 

Use a detailed description of your book, journal, newspaper, and other sources. Answer several questions to get the full reference.

Access: free access; registration needed only to see history of your citations
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN
Extra Features: you can easily copy and paste your citations, export them in Word, and even keep them for 4 days in your account. Even if you have no account, the site will still show you your previous searches when you get back to it.

 

Cite This For Me - This tool has an easy-to-use design, which is similar to that of a Microsoft Word document. It creates citations for all citation styles imaginable.

Cite This For Me is an automatic bibliography maker in APA and MLA formats.

Access: basic version is free; premium account ($15 per month) can be used for extra features
Functionality: different resource types; search by title, author, ISBN; export of bibliography or sharing it with a group
Extra Features: pro features include checking for plagiarism, downloading the tool as an add-on, and creating several bibliographies at the same time.