Writing a citation from scratch can seem like an overwhelming task. Citation generators are tools that help create a “rough draft” of the citation. Always double check your citation that a citation generator gave you against the rules and examples in a citation guide you trust.
Most library resources including your library's online databases and search tools have citation buttons built in. Here are two examples of what that may look like:
Look for a button with quotation marks labeled Cite in online library resources. Click to automatically create citations for sources from the library.
Look for a button with a word bubble labeled Citation Tools in online library resources. Click to automatically create citations for sources from the library.
Citation generators are online tools that automatically create references with the click of a button.
Search for citation generators and choose from many available tools.
Most word processors have built-in tools that help you create citations and references while you write.