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There are many free web tools that generate citations for you based on your input.
Warning: the citations generated will
only include the information you supply, so accuracy is important.
Son of Citation Machine
The Landmark Project's Citation Machine generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian style.
Free automatic bibliography and citation maker in MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian.
NCSU Libraries' Citation Builder will generate citations in MLA or APA style.
Calvin College Hekman Library's website generates citations in MLA, APA or Chicago styles.
A Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
The basic edition of ReadCube is free - it's an enhanced PDF reader, but allows you to organize, annotate and file your PDFs as well as create citations for them.
U of L subscribes to EndNote, a bibliographic management software that allows you to store and organize your references in a searchable database or library. There is also a web-based version called EndNote Online. As a U of L affiliate, you have free access to this tool.