Answered By: Chris Pollette
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015     Views: 27

To generate quick copy-and-paste citations:

  • You can copy and paste a reference cited in APA, MLA or Chicago style directly from many of the library databases and from Google Scholar.
  • Or you can use EasyBib, a citation generator, creates citations and bibliographic references for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles that you can copy and paste into your paper. EasyBib also has an autocite feature that allows you to look up your reference (for example by URL, title, ISBN), and automatically convert into a citation and bibliographic reference.

For advanced research, a citation manager can save you hours by keeping track of your sources and formatting your bibliographies. Woodruff Library offers workshops on these citation programs:

  • EndNote and EndNote Web are available at no cost to Emory students, faculty and staff.
  • Zotero is available as a free Firefox plugin to any user.


Thanks go to the Portland State University Library for sharing their Library DIY idea with us!

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